First impressions

August 14, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the former president of Freedonia, aka Rufus T. Firefly:

"Until I was four, I couldn't tell the difference between the sexes."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is August 18.

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 identified Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children , is Brian Moffat, director of SHARP, Pathhead, Lothian, Scotland.

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