With 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 ...Show synopsisWith 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.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. Clean, tight, unmarked, no spine or cover creases. () La's...New. Clean, tight, unmarked, no spine or cover creases. () 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 ref.
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I chose this for my book group and we all found it charming, and tender, and we love McCall Smith's writing. We found the details of British life prior to and during the war interesting, and we enjoyed the themes of friendship and music as powerful forces in a community. Some found it a bit slow getting into, and some felt the plot didn't move smoothly, but all were glad they read it.
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