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. This is her first novel.
Forced apart by the events of World War II, a Polish family reunites in a refugee camp from which they travel to England and attempt to rebuild their lives. Love, hope, and the will to survive drive this heartbreaking novel. (LJ 4/15/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
The characters are so convincing and the writing's so unshowily
accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable
debut * Daily Mail *
[A] powerful debut * Sunday Times Culture Magazine *
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 *
Convincing and touchingly portrayed * Independent on Sunday *
Lose yourself in this beautiful tragic tale * Stylist *
A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England, about a Polish couple reunited after enduring - and committing - crimes of love and war. * O, the Oprah Magazine *
An affecting story, extremely well told * The Times *
A stark and beautiful book, alive to the compromises, deceptions and passions that traumatic situations can demand from the most circumspect of people * Marie Claire *
A haunting debut that eschews sensationalism and unfurls with quiet delicacy * Easy Living *
[An] ambitious debut * Financial Times *
Riveting, luminous * The New York Times Book Review *