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La's orchestra saves the world
Alexander McCall Smith
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Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the Sunday Philosophy Club series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie and The 44 Scotland Street Series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Lavender "La" Stone
Female
Divorced
Husband left her for another woman; moved to a small cottage given to her by her in-laws; starting her life over; tends to a farm; gardens; starts an amateur local orchestra to boost morale; attracted to Feliks.
Farm hand

Feliks Dabrowski
Male
Polish
Works at the same farm as La; plays theflute in La's orchestra.



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