First Impressions

April 2, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author with a magic touch:

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buend!a was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is April 6.

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 The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson, is Angela Cross of the University of Salford.

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