Monday, June 5, 2017

Book Review: 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

Sometimes I seem to read books sequentially in themes. . .

Another related to WWII but again, a different perspective.  In this book the war is over but not the aftermath, as Silvana travels from Poland to join her husband in England. Her 8 year old son Aurek must get to know his father, a man he has never met, and share his mother with this stranger. After years of surviving, and living in the forest, they must become acclimated not just back to society but learn a new country and language. Silvana's husband's intent is to become a proper Englishman, and he tries to follow a rule book he has created in his mind to transform their family. But both Silvana and her husband Janusz are not the people they once were and they both have secrets and shame about the war. This books shows how love and sacrifice can take many forms.

I recommend this one.

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