Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
22 Britannia Road - A Novel-logo

22 Britannia Road - A Novel

Amanda Hodgkinson

A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. "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 World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. "Survivor," she answers. Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral Aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility. One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, and, ultimately, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart.

A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. "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 World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. "Survivor," she answers. Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral Aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility. One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, and, ultimately, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart.
More Information

Description:

A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. "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 World War II. There her husband, Janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. "Survivor," she answers. Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral Aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility. One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, and, ultimately, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

11h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:10


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:25


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:28


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:45


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:05


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:26


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

00:36