First Impressions

January 30, 1998

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from an educational thinker who put five of his children in a foundlings' home:

"God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil."

The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is February 3.

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 identified Amartya Sen's Poverty and Famines , is Gordon Conway, vice-chancellor of the University of Sussex.

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