First Impressions

October 18, 2002

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel about erotomania by an author with a reputation for the macabre:

"The beginning is simple to mark."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is October 22.

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 Sarah Waters's Tipping the Velvet , is Malcolm Scott of Whitstable, Kent.


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