First Impressions

April 3, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which youhave to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a history of 16th-century France which one can now watch and sing:

"A good wife with a bad husband often has a sorry heart."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is April 7.

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 Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit , is Tony Tucker of the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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