La's Orchestra Saves the World

Kobo ebook | November 24, 2009

byAlexander Mccall Smith

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La's Orchestra Saves the World is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from this favourite storyteller.

It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, La, the generous and determined widow, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Feliks, a refugee from Poland, to play the flute, and a touching friendship emerges. When the war is over and the orchestra disbands, La is left pondering her next move. What role can she play in her community now that the war is over? And can she let herself love again?


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La's Orchestra Saves the World is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from this favourite storyteller.It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, La, the generous and determined widow, fo...

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on this writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 24, 2009Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307374653

ISBN - 13:9780307374653

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh, lovely Drift away into this distant world of simple life and complicated feelings and old world charm threatened by the relentless march of time. This is a story that can keep you lying on your window seat swept up in La's life and situation, while outside the sunshine and beautiful weather remain sadly ignored. Gorgeous. And the ending had me closing the book with a one-word comment: "amazing".
Date published: 2010-04-08