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McCall Smith, Alexander. LA'S ORCHESTRA SAVES THE WORLD - Polygon 2008

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La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. 2008 - Polygon. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith, published in 2008 by Polygon.

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Title La's Orchestra Saves the World
Author Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher Polygon
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2008
ISBN 9781846970924
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 250
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.44

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. it has a small closed tear (1.5 cm) to the back.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe and educated there and in Scotland. He is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and is a member of a number of national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. His books include works on medical law, criminal law and philosophy, as well as numerous books for children, collections of short stories, and novels. He has lectured at various universities in Africa, including in Botswana, where he lived for a time. He is married to an Edinburgh doctor, and has two daughters.

Synopsis of this title

Thank you for the music..It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, the generous and determined widow, La, 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 the war is over? And can she let herself love again? 'La's Orchestra' is another delightful story celebrating friendship and the healing power of music, told with the warmth and charm we've come to love from one of the nation's favourite storytellers.

Reviews of this title


'The endearing, lovingly told story of a resourceful young Englishwoman who shakes her fist in Hitler's terrifying face' Books of the Year.' HERALD

'Alexander McCall Smith writes about the enduring, patient qualities of love .. the novel pays heed to our natural yearning for a story to chew on' THE TIMES

'A gentle and uplifting read' DAILY MAIL Books of the Year

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