First Impressions

October 6, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a science-fiction writer originally called Harris: " One of the luckiest accidents in my wife's life is that she happened to marry a man who was born on the 26th of September ."

The winner receives a £25 book token and
the closing date is October 10.

Entries 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 Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain , is Joanne Winning of the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University.

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