First Impressions

September 18, 1998

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel set in the American civil war, whose author died of TB, aged 28:

The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting." "

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is September 22.

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 Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great , is Judy Taylor of Dundee University Library.

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