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I allow anyone to download and hand out copies of Lilac's Book. However, as the author and legal owner of the copyright, I DO NOT authorize anyone to sell this book, in any form or at any price.

While I am giving copies of it away freely on this site and allow readers to redistribute it, I still retain all rights to the book. -- The Author

Lilac's Book is just that. It is a book. It is presented on this site one-subject-to-the-page. There are around 90 subjects so far, so the file containing the full book is a fairly hefty little file. But it is typeset in a neat little pocket form, so you may want to have it.

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Lilac's Book. A book for my daughter.    By Bill Orton.

Lilac's Book has been on   HIPPYLAND LOGO   continuously since January 3, 1997.

Anyone may have a FREE copy of the entire text of Lilac's Book by going to the Download page.

Back in 1994, I wrote this book, largely in random order, as a gift for my infant daughter.   When I finished the first version of the book, I made photocopies and handed them out to anyone who was interested.   In 1996, I converted the text of the book into web format and thanks to the gracious and steadfast support from this mighty site, the book has been on Hippyland continuously since January 3, 1997.   As far as I can tell from webstats over the past few years, about 3000 people a year are visiting the page to download the full text of the book.   If just a portion of these visitors are downloading the text, then this free book is now in the hands of thousands of people.   This makes me feel that the gift is not just for Lilac, but for thousands of others, most especially for the teenagers and young adults who so often write to me trying to figure out their place in our world.

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