First Impressions

October 13, 2000

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a philosopher, mathematician and a man of science: " Common sense is the best distributed thing in the whole world. "

The winner receives a £25 book voucher, and
the closing date is October 17 .

Entries should be sent to
First Impressions
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX

faxed to 020-7782 3300
or emailed to

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, is Rosemary Smith of the University of Plymouth.


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