This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a physicist close to both the Bomb and the pacifists ...
"A small boy with a book, high up in a tree. When I was eight years old somebody gave me The Magic City by Edith Nesbit..."
The winner receives a £20 book token and
the closing date is October .
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Jack Kerouac's On The Road , was R. C. Simmons, professor of American history, University of Birmingham.