First Impressions

April 5, 2002

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a work by a travel writer best known for his books about Asia:

"I had been afraid of Russia ever since I could remember."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is April 9.

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to

First Impressions
The THES
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX

faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Patrick White's The Living and the Dead , is W. D. Redfern of Reading.


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