First Impressions

October 24, 1997

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to recognise a book from its opening, comes from an eminent economist who was posthumously institutionalised:

"The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations."

Entries to First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY, faxed to 0171 782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is October 28.The winner of last week's competition, who identified Thor Heyerdahl's The Kon-Tiki Expedition, is P. A. Samet of Pinner.

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