New York : Pantheon Books, , c2008.
1st U.S. ed.
294 p. ; 20 cm.
Originally published: Great Britain : Polygon, 2008.
It is 1939. Lavender--La to her friends--decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. Settling in as small town, she organizes an amateur orchestra from the village and the local RAF base and falls in love with one of her prized recruits.