First Impressions

December 18, 1998

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an MLA icon:

"High, high above the North Pole, on the first day of 1969, two professors of English literature approached each other at a combined velocity of 1,200 miles per hour..."

The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is December 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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle , is Heather Brown of Plymouth.

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