La's Orchestra Saves the World

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Thank you for the music...It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, the generous and determined widow, La, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Felix, 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 the war is over? And can she let herself love again? "La's Orchestra" is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from one of the nation's favourite storytellers.

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User Review  - nancenwv - LibraryThing

Very slow and gentle, this is a quiet little story. McCall Smith writes it with the measured pace he uses with the No 1 Ladies Detective books except it's even slower than that. Overall I enjoyed it ... Read full review

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Christmas gift from Mom. It's always nice to have a new book to start on Christmas. I always like this author and I enjoyed this book, although he should have given it a different title. The story ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

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