ThinksI by David Lodge is a comedy of campus manners for the Noughties. The confused hero is a media don at the cutting edge of cognitive science, but under pressure (and in love) his grey matter is no more reliable than anyone else's.
About a Boy by Nick Hornby, film tie-in edition. The tale of Marcus, 12 going on 40, and his decision to adopt Will, a childless thirtysomething stuck in his late teens.
We have five copies of each book to give away. Send your first and second choice on a postcard to arrive by July 19 to Tracey Thomas, Penguin Summer Reading, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX by July 19.
Take the biscuit Fancy a breaktime treat for your staffroom, department or school office? Pool your brain power to answer our quiz (think biscuit for one of the five answers) and you could win two classy tins of organic Duchy Originals.* 1. Who was the Wimbledon women's champion in the Queen's Silver Jubilee year?
2. What was the first great stock market crash in 1721 called?
3. What is the destination for pilgrims travelling the Way of St James?
4. What did the Prince of Wales open in Elgin, Scotland, in October 2001?
5. Name the Dutch engineer who drained the Fens in the 17th century.
June 28 answers: 1. Jacqueline Wilson; 2. Ernesto; 3. Yet Another Hierarchical Officious (or Organised) Oracle; 4. Stowe House; 5. The Tiber. Congratulations to Chahira Safar from Bury, Lancashire.
Send your answers on a postcard to:Tracey Thomas, Take the Biscuit, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 19. The first set of correct answers out of the hat will take the biscuits - supplied by Duchy Originals. Teaching materials about organic food and farming are at www.duchyoriginals.com
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