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    DescriptionWith a failed marriage behind her, La -- short for Lavender -- moves to the Suffolk countryside on the eve of the Second World War to nurse her broken heart. Lonely and at a loss, a friend encourages her to bring the villagers and the men from the local airbase together by forming an amateur orchestra. One of her musician recruits is Feliks, a handsome and enigmatic Polish refugee. A friendship begins to blossom between the two, and La finds her feelings stirring to life again. Poignant, tender and inspiring, La's Orchestra Saves the World celebrates the power of love and friendship in the shadow of the collective tragedy of war, as well as the extraordinary healing power of music.


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    Title
    La's Orchestra Saves the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander McCall Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349122052
    ISBN 10: 0349122059
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    02 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
    Review quote
    ** 'The evocation of war-torn England, with its palpable mood of defiance, determination and survival, is beautifully caught SCOTSMAN ** 'Alexander McCall Smith writes about the enduring, patient qualities of love ... the novel pays heed to our natural yearning for a story to chew on THE TIMES ** 'A gentle and uplifting read DAILY MAIL Books of the Year ** 'Beautifully precise and psychologically acute INDEPENDENT