First Impressions

April 30, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a world-war scorcher by an Irish novelist :

"That Sunday, from six o'clock in the evening, it was a Viennese orchestra that played."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is May 4.

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 Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, is Michael Gold of Twickenham.

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