Letters to Lily: On How the World Works


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In a frank and unpretentious series of letters addressed to a teenage granddaughter, this highly original book teaches us to know and understand the world we live in and its rules, and how to behave in it. In these thirty letters, Alan Macfarlane answers his granddaughter's questions about how the world works, how it got to be as it is, what it could be, and where she fits in. Lily's enquiries range from the intimate, personal and moral to the political, social and philosophical. What is the nature of good and evil? What is ...

Letters to Lily: On How the World Works 2006, Profile Books(GB), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861977809

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Letters To Lily: On how the world works 2005, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781861977755