First Impressions

October 23, 1998

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

First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY

faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to

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.

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