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22 Britannia Road - New SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hodgkinson, Amanda

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ISBN 10: 0670022632 / ISBN 13: 9780670022632
Published by Viking, 2011
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Brand new SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing of this accomplished debut novel from Amanda Hodgkinson. 22 Britannia Road is a story about the terrible effects of war, and the only possible redemption, love. We will ship this flawless 1st Edition, signed without inscription on the title page, in bubble-wrap and a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH97

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Title: 22 Britannia Road - New SIGNED 1st Edition/...

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwar life

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.

However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.

But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.

'The characters are so convincing and the writing's so unshowily accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable debut' Daily Mail

'A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good' Penelope Lively

'Keep your Kleenex handy reading 22 Britannia Road' Grazia

'An affecting story, extremely well told' The Times

Amanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk.

She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. 22 Britannia Road is her first novel.

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War changes us all, and sometimes we no longer recognise ourselves...

'Housekeeper or housewife?' the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight-year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of the war, to Janusz, her husband. But she isn't sure any longer that she is a wife of any kind or whether she has a house. After living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors.

In Ipswich, Janusz is getting ready for the arrival of the wife and son he hasn't seen in six years. After fleeing Poland and the war that left him a deserter, he has found his family a house. He works hard planting a proper English garden to welcome them and to distract him from his own secret.

But the six years apart have changed them all, and they must learn that love can't work unless there are no secrets. To make Aurek a real home, Silvana and Janusz will have to come to terms with what happened to them during the war, accept that each have changed immeasurably and allow their beloved but wild son to be who he truly is.

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