First Impressions

July 23, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is by an autobiographical writer whose ideas on countryside management would noy coincide with those of Tony Blair:

" My childhood was a queer and not altogether happy one ."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is July .

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY

faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified William Golding's Lord of the Flies , is David Flavell from Liverpool.


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