First Impressions

February 6, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a one-day wonder:

"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and razor lay crossed."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is February 10.

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 Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile , is Mike Hughes, of the department of English, Edge Hill University College.

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