First Impressions

February 19, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work whose first ending was less happy than subsequent ones.

"My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is February 23.

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 The Analects by Confucius, was A. F. Burniston of Hounslow.

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