First Impressions

April 4, 2003

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from the progenitor of the "stream of consciousness" novel:

"I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me..."

* 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 receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is April 8.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson, was Jeremy Moore of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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