First Impressions

July 17, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a colourful tale of Washington intrigue written by an unidentified source:

"He was a big fellow, looking seriously pale on the streets of Harlem in deep summer."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is July 21.

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 George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody , is Jeremy Boulton of theUniversity of Newcastle.

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