First Impressions

October 19, 2001

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is taken from a work by a Nobel prize-winning mathematician:

"In all history, nothing is so surprising or so difficult to account for as the sudden rise of civilisation in Greece."

The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and the closing date is October 23.

Entries, including postal address, 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 C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins , is Paul Mackney, general secretary of Natfhe.

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