First Impressions

This week's competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a pied noir with a red complexion: " There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. "

The winner receives a £25 book voucher and
the closing date is June 20 .

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 George Orwell's The Lion and the Unicorn , is Richard Sheldon of the university of Bristol.

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