First Impressions

January 15, 1999

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a work that focuses on a case of mistaken identity during America's struggle for independence.

"It was near the close of 1780, that a solitary traveller was seen pursuing his way through one of the numerous little villages of West-Chester."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is January 19.

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 Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile , is Bernard Savage of Croydon.

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