First impressions

June 12, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the work of a US marine biologist who alerted the world to the dangers of insecticides:

"There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is June 16.

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 J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye , is Mrs H. Whitmarsh of the University of Portsmouth.

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