First Impressions

June 28, 2002

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from an 18th-century journey that inspired a love of the classics:

"I slipped out of Carlsbad at three in the morning; otherwise, I would not have been allowed to leave."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is July 2.

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to

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

faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy , is Simon Mohun of Queen Mary, University of London.

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