First impressions

November 7, 1997

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a writer who was exceptionally candid about the first world war: "As proof of my readiness to accept autobiographical convention, let me at once record my two earliest memories".

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 November 11.The winner of last week's competition, who identified Edward O. Wilson's The Diversity of Life, is Daniel Jones, an undergraduate at Sussex University.

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