First impressions

March 6, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a Cambridge botanist with country connections:

"Why is Herefordshire more like rural Essex than either of them is like Cambridgeshire?"

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

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 Felicia Hemans's Casabianca , is David Martin of the University of Sheffield.

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