LETTERS TO LILY

LETTERS TO LILY

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Alan Macfarlane is an anthropologist; Lily his inquisitive daughter, constantly asks him tricky questions about how the world works. In this highly original book he has decided to provide her with some answers in a series of thirty frank and unpretentious letters.



In responding to Lily's challenging problems, Alan Macfarlane tackles the great questions in life, drawing on his experience as anthropologist, historian and teacher. His answers range through history and across the world's cultures, from the personal to the philosophical to the political. Lily's questions are timeless. The answers add up to a classic.