First Impressions

March 20, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a classic of the Russian civil war:

"The Melekhov farm stood on the very edge of the village."

The winner receives a £20 book token. The closing date is March 24.

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

Last week's winner, who identified James Gleick's Chaos: Making a New Science , is Alasdair Smith, senior pro-vice chancellor, University of Sussex

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