First Impressions

August 21, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a work that owes something to Lenin and Warren Beatty:

"Towards the end of September 1917, an alien professor of sociology visiting Russia came to see me in Petrograd."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is August 25.

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 identified Groucho Marx's Memoirs of a Mangy Lover , is Brian Strudwick of the University of Bradford.

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