La's Orchestra Saves the World

La's Orchestra Saves the World

by Alexander Mc Call Smith (Author)


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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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Published: 01 Nov 2008

ISBN 10: 184697092X
ISBN 13: 9781846970924

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If McCall Smith didn't exist, we should have had to invent him. He is that rare creature known as a storyteller. -- The Washington Post
Author Bio
Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is now Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He has written more than fifty books, including a number of specialist titles, but is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has achieved bestseller status on four continents. In 2004 he was awarded British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year.