First Impressions

May 28, 2004

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a literary work from its opening sentence, is from a book of 12 tales by a novelist, dramatist and poet:

"Gipsies seem to have been born into the world for the sole purpose of being thieves..."

The winner receives a £25 book token. The closing date is June 1.

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to

First Impressions
The Times Higher
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 identified Lytton Strachey's Queen Victoria , is Delia Davin of Leeds University.

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