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Title: LA'S ORCHESTRA SAVES THE WORLD
By: Alexander McCall Smith
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0349122059
ISBN 13: 9780349122052
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Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
Pub. date: 1 June, 2009
Pages: 256
Description: ** 'The evocation of war-torn England, with its palpable mood of defiance, determination and survival, is beautifully caught' SCOTSMAN
Synopsis: 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 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.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Abacus
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