First Impressions

May 21, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a bookfrom its opening sentence, is from a novel written after a winterspent in Africa:

"'We, Seth, Emperor of Azania, Chief of the Chiefs of Sakuyu, Lord of Wanda and Tyrant of the Seas, Bachelor of the Arts of Oxford University, being in this the 24th year of our life, summoned by the wisdom of Almighty God and the unanimous voice of our people to the throne of our ancestors, do hereby proclaim...'"

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is May 25.

Entries should be sent 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 of last week's competition, who correctly identified T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom , is Nora Crook of Cambridge.

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