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La's orchestra saves the world: a novel

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La's Orchestra Saves the Worldis 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 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 that the war is over? And can she let herself love again?
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full_title la s orchestra saves the world
author mccall smith alexander
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A heart-warming stand alone novel about the life-affirming powers of music and company during a time of war, from the best-selling and beloved author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

When Lavender, La to her friends, moves to the Suffolk countryside, it's not just to escape the London Blitz but also to flee the wreckage of a disastrous marriage. But as she starts to become a part of the community, she detects a sense of isolation. Her deep love of music and her desire to bring people together inspire her to start an orchestra. Little did she know that through this orchestra she would not only give hope and courage to the people of the community, but also that she would meet a man, Feliks, a shy upright Pole, who would change her life forever.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Historical fiction, English, Large type books, Musical fiction, Musical fiction, English, Orchestra -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Fiction
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topic_facet African American Fiction, Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical fiction, English, Humor (Fiction), Large type books, Literature, Musical fiction, Musical fiction, English, Orchestra, World War, 1939-1945