First Impressions

April 10, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from a man who stood up to Stalin and lived:

"There was a period in Soviet cinema when montage was proclaimed 'everything'."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is April 14.

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 Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre , is Richard Sheldon of the University of East London.

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