The Resource 22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson

22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson

Label
22 Britannia Road
Title
22 Britannia Road
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Hodgkinson
Title variation
Twenty-two Britannia Road
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Hide synopsis
Summary
Leaving Poland for England at the end of World War II, Silvana is accompanied by 8-year-old, near-feral Aurek, with whom she shares traumatic wartime memories that set them apart from her husband, who has remade himself as an Englishman to forget the past.
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
391126
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgkinson, Amanda
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polish people
  • Husband and wife
  • Parent and child
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410438966
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011017747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)716071579
  • 1/551850
  • OCoLC
Label
22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410438966
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011017747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)716071579
  • 1/551850
  • OCoLC

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