First Impressions

October 10, 1997

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a South African traitor:

"I'm burned out and starving to death, so I'm just going to lay this all upon you and trust that you're a visionary reader, because the grand design, such that it is, is going to be hard for you to see."

Entries should be submitted to First Impressions, The THES,Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY, faxed to 0171 782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is October 14.The winner of last week's competition, who identifed Bertrand Russell's The ABC of Relativity is Professor Roderick Martin of the University of Glasgow.

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