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La's Orchestra Saves the World: Book summary and reviews of La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
La's Orchestra Saves the World Summary
It is 1939. LavenderLa to her friends decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. The peace and solitude of the small town she settles in are therapeutic ... at least at first. As the war drags on, in need of some diversion and to boost the towns morale, La organizes an amateur orchestra, drawing musicians from the village and the local RAF base. Among the strays she corrals is Feliks, a shy, proper Polish refugee who becomes her prized recruit and the object of feelings she thought she'd put away forever.
La's Orchestra Saves the World Reviews
"This book is unlike anything else in McCall Smith's work. It is at times beautifully precise and psychologically acute, at others hurried or in pursuit of rather meaningless sub-plots. Its emotional depths may disconcert some of his huge fan base, but also give them unexpected pleasure." - The Independent (UK)
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Rated of 5
Alexander McCall Smith Author Biography
Alexander McCall Smith began the now highly successful 'No 1 Ladies Detective
Agency' series in 1996, after being inspired by the sight of a 'traditionally
built' Botswanan lady chasing down a chicken for a meal. The first book in
the series - 'The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency' was published in the UK
in 1998 but didn't arrive in the USA until 2001.
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