La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith Reviews
Description:ISBN 0349122059 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Alexander McCall Smith / Edition: Reprint / Paperback / 256 Pages / Book is published ... more
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by - written on 20/06/10 (Very useful, 6 readings)
Very slow start made me feel like giving up. Two brothers visit a sleepy Suffolk village that they lived in when they were small boys. They visit the old house and are reminded by the latest owner of La. The story of La begins with her at school, going to Cambridge and meeting Richard with the disarming smile. They marry but her life is changed and she moves into an old house in Suffolk owned by her in-laws, just before the start of World War 2. At this point in the story it gets more interesting and I felt more empathy with the character La. She meets local people and finds innocent friendliness all around her and the way that she engages with the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/10 (Useful, 10 readings)
La's Orchestra Saves The World is not in a series, it is a stand-alone book. It is set around the time of the second world war. La (which is short for Lavender), lives in the Suffolk countryside after having divorced her husband. She goes there to escape, but ends up being drawn into the lives of the villagers. Like most McCall Smith books, there is a bit of a mystery in the story - is the Polish refugee Feliks really who he says he is? To help build morale, La sets up an orchestra for the RAF and the locals. Again, I was amazed by how well Alexander McCall Smith writes as a woman, really getting inside La's head. He carefully describes the landscape as well ... Read the complete review
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