First Impressions

March 27, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a tale of a maid of Marshalsea:

"Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is March 31.

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 identifiedMikhail Sholokhov's And Quiet Flows the Don , isChris Barrow of the University of Wales, Swansea.

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