'A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England . . . crimes of love and war' Oprah.com
In war we sometimes lose ourselves . . .
It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.
However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.
But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.
'An affecting story, extremely well told' The Times
'A moving, powerful account of the day-to-day struggle for survival' Sunday Times
'Harrowing, terrifying, heartbreaking, incredibly moving. Prepare to be left teary-eyed more than once' Stylist
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 01 / 2012