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Book Review of 22 Britannia Road

22 Britannia Road
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22 Britannia Road is a riveting read. From the beginning the book takes the reader through the characters movement after World War II. Silvana and her son, Arek, board a ship taking them from Poland to England where her husband, Janusz, is waiting. The war has changed each. Silvana and Aurek lived hidden in a forest, foraging and living in the wild.

Silvana cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, but forgetting haunts her afterward and effects her from living a normal life. She struggles to return to her earlier life amid the past experiences.

The book is written from the viewpoint of each character throughout the book. A great read.

The epigraph is taken from "The Forest of Arden" and Collected Poems: 1956-1998

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