First impressions

January 3, 1997

This week's First Impressions comes from a novel published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author's suicide: "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York."

Entries should be submitted 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 receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is January 7. Last week's winners, who identified George Eliot's Silas Marner, are Keith and Nora Crook of Cambridge.

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