First Impressions

August 1, 2003

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel that irritated Dr Johnson:

"An author ought to consider himself not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary at which all persons are welcome for their money."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher. The closing date is August 5.

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 identified William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, is Jenny Keaveney of the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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