22 Britannia Road: A Novel by Amanda Hodgkinson

By Amanda Hodgkinson

A journey de strength that echoes sleek classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress.

"Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and 8- year-old Aurek board the send that may take them from Poland to England on the finish of global conflict II. There her husband, Janusz, is already looking forward to them on the little condo at 22 Britannia highway. however the conflict has replaced all of them so completely that they'll slightly realize each other after they are reunited. "Survivor," she solutions.

Silvana and Aurek spent the struggle hiding within the forests of Poland. Wild, nearly feral Aurek doesn't know the way to tie his personal sneakers or sleep in a mattress. Janusz is an Englishman now-determined to disregard Poland, disregard his personal ghosts from the way in which, and start a brand new lifestyles as a formal English family members. yet for Silvana, who can't get away the painful reminiscence of a shattering wartime act, forgetting isn't available.

the most searing debuts to return alongside in years, <I>22 Britannia Road</I. is the wrenching chronicle of the way those broken humans try and develop into, once more, a real relatives. An unforgettable novel that cries out for dialogue, it's a robust tale of primal maternal love, overcoming problem, and, finally, acceptance-one that would pierce your center.

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1S6 L. Ackers, Shifting Spaces - Women, Citizenship and Migration in the European Union (Bristol: Policy Press, 1998). 157 At this initial stage, reconciliation was formulated along the lines of 'sharing on equal terms' the responsibilities within the family between men and women. 1S8 The same objectives were later reiterated in two equal opportunities action programmes1S9 and eventually in the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers. 161 Such an approach ignores the fact that structural inequalities are inherent in society and places individuals in different positions.

The recently adopted Citizenship183 and Family Reunification Directives184 do indeed acknowledge that the 180 Resolution of the Council and the Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, meeting within the Council of 29 June 2000 on 'The Balanced Participation of Women and Men in Family and Working Life', OJ [2000] C218/5; emphasiS added. 181 OJ [2000] C364/1. 182 OJ [1968] L257/2. 183 Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, OJ [2004] L229/35.

Eind [2007] ECR 1-10719. 135, Anno 2002, 1-11, at 9 and 10. 192 For example, see Cases T-177/01 Jego-Quere & Co v. Commission [2002] ECR II-2365, paragraphs 41,42, 47; T-211/02 Tideland Signal Ltd v. Commission [2002] ECR II-3781. 193 Case C-S40/03 Parliament v. Council [2006] ECR 1-5769. 194 S. Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, 'The Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: Maintaining and Developing the acquis in Gender Equality', European Gender Equality Law Review, 1 (2008), 15-24. 44 Reconciling Work and Family Life in EU Law and Policy addressed and had a positive impact on reconciliation.

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