First Impressions

July 30, 2004


This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from the first great English novel about the class war:

"The house was named 'The Cave'."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to: First Impressions, The Times Higher, Admiral House 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX; Fax: 020 7782 3300; email:

The winner receives a half-case of wine. (Please include a telephone number to arrange delivery.) The closing date is August 2.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Charles Dickens' Bleak House , is Alan Macmillan, assistant registrar, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


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