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22 Britannia Road

By Amanda Hodgkinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1101514086
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : 22-britannia-road.pdf

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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.

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Ο πόλεμος αλλάζει τους ανθρώπους, δεν κάνει εξαιρέσεις, και μερικές φορές δύσκολα αναγνωρίζουμε ακόμα και τον ίδιο μας τον εαυτό…«Νοικοκυρά ή οικιακή βοηθός;» ρωτάει ο στρατιώτης τη Σιλβάνα, καθώς εκείνη και ο οχτάχρονος Όρεκ ανεβαίνουν στο πλοίο που θα τους μεταφέρει από την Πολωνία στην Αγγλία, στον Γιάνουζ, τον σύζυγό της, τώρα που ο πόλεμος τελείωσε. Όμως δεν είναι σίγουρη αν είναι πια η γυναίκα του –αν είναι πια γυναίκα– ούτε αν έχει σπίτι. Ύστερα από τα χρόνια που έζησε μακριά από τον πολιτισμό, μέσα στο άγριο δάσος, το μόνο που ξέρει πια είναι πως εκείνη κι ο Όρεκ κατάφεραν να επιβιώσουν.Στο Ίπσουιτς, ο Γιάνουζ ετοιμάζει το σπίτι που θα υποδεχτεί τη γυναίκα και το παιδί του – έχει έξι χρόνια να τους δει. Αφού έφυγε κρυφά από την Πολωνία κι έγινε λιποτάκτης, βρήκε ξανά την οικογένειά του κι ένα σπίτι για να συνεχίσουν τη ζωή τους. Βάζει όλο του το μεράκι στον κήπο, θέλει να φτιάξει έναν παραδοσιακό αγγλικό κήπο, όπως έχουν όλα τα υπόλοιπα καθωσπρέπει σπίτια, για να τους υποδεχτεί και για να μη βασανίζεται από το δικό του μυστικό.Όμως, έπειτα από τα έξι χρόνια που έμειναν μακριά, κανείς τους δεν είναι πια ο ίδιος, και πρέπει τώρα να μάθουν πως η αγάπη δεν αρκεί όσο υπάρχουν μυστικά. Για να προσφέρουν στο παιδί τους ένα αληθινό σπιτικό, η Σιλβάνα κι ο Γιάνουζ πρέπει να συμφιλιωθούν με το παρελθόν τους, με όσα συνέβησαν κατά τη διάρκεια του πολέμου. Να δεχτούν πως κι οι δυο είναι αμετάκλητα αλλαγμένοι και να επιτρέψουν στον ατίθασο γιο τους, που τόσο αγαπούν, να είναι ο εαυτός του.

In the Country of Others

By Leila Slimani
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525507590
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: in-the-country-of-others.pdf

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The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny that “lays bare women’s intimate, lacerating experience of war” (The New York Times Book Review) After World War II, Mathilde leaves France for Morocco to be with her husband, whom she met while he was fighting for the French army. A spirited young woman, she now finds herself a farmer’s wife, her vitality sapped by the isolation, the harsh climate, and the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner. But she refuses to be subjugated or confined to her role as mother of a growing family. As tensions mount between the Moroccans and the French colonists, Mathilde’s fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country’s fight for independence in this lush and transporting novel about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment.

The Smart One

By Jennifer Close
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385676468
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: the-smart-one.pdf

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From the author of the best-selling Girls in White Dresses (An "irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel." --Marie Claire): a gloriously funny new novel of sibling rivalry, thwarted expectations, and that place you return to when things go staggeringly awry: home. Weezy and Will Coffey raised their children, Martha, Claire, and Max, to be kind, smart, and independent. They gave them help with their homework, a dog, and homemade birthday cakes. It's true that Martha's a little too sensitive--she calls Claire several times a week to discuss natural disasters and local crime. And Claire has a short fuse with her sister--she becomes irate when Martha suggests that the two of them attend couples therapy. And Max, the baby and a senior in college, is a little too happy-go-lucky--though not as lucky as everyone would hope. Still, their parents did their best preparing them for the world. So why, Weezy wonders, is Martha living in her childhood bedroom after a career flame-out? And why has Claire canceled her wedding and locked herself in her New York apartment? And how has Max managed to get himself into a girlfriend fiasco? A story about the ways in which we never really grow up, The Smart One is a witty, gossipy, perfectly-drawn portrait of family life.

50 Children

By Steven Pressman
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062237497
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: 50-children.pdf

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Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939—the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States—for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter. In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid. Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story related in the hour-long film, offering additional historical detail and context to offer a rich, full portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions. Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a remarkable tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a fresh, unique insight into a critical period of history.

Cantoras

By Carolina De Robertis
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525521704
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: cantoras.pdf

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In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit.

Great Circle

By Maggie Shipstead
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525656987
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: great-circle.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NOMINEE • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an “epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood—and you’ll relish every minute” (People). After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to redefine herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times--collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

By Jonas Jonasson
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443431613
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: the-girl-who-saved-the-king-of-sweden.pdf

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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa’s secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko’s life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day—and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping—even global—consequences.

Britannia Road 22

By Amanda Hodgkinsonová
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  • Publisher : Kniha Zlín
  • Book Code : 8074730794
  • Total of Pages : 406
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: britannia-road-22.pdf

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Silvana s osmiletým synkem míří po hrůzných letech živoření a skrývání v lese z válkou zničeného Polska do Anglie, kde už na něčeká její manžel Janusz, který proti Hitlerovi bojoval jako člen polských perutí Královského letectva. Ze všech sil se snaží přichystat své dávno ztracené rodině nový a šťastnější začátek. Ale šestileté odloučení a temná tajemství nedávné minulosti všechny změnila. Dokážou se ti dva smířit sami se sebou a svými prožitky, přijmout vzájemné rozdíly a udělat za minulostí tlustou čáru? A dokáže se divoký chlapec podělit o matku s tím cizím mužem, který se náhle zjevil v jeho životě a nárokuje si právo jednat s ním jako se svým synem?

Britannia Road

By Amanda Hodgkinson
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  • Publisher : Svenska Historiska Media Förlag AB
  • Book Code : 9175452324
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: britannia-road.pdf

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Kritikerrosad debutroman om mörka hemligheter och hoppets styrka! Silvana och Janusz är förälskade och nygifta när andra världskriget bryter ut. Silvana och den nyfödde sonen Aurek flyr till de stora skogarna i östra Europa. Janusz tvingas ut i kriget som soldat. Efter sex långa år återförenas den lilla familjen och slår sig ned i den engelska staden Ipswich. Nu ska livet starta om på nytt, men kriget visar sig ha satt djupa spår. Britannia Road är Amanda Hodgkinsons kritikerrosade debutroman. Det är en gripande skildring om svåra umbäranden och mörka hemligheter men också om försoningens och hoppets styrka. »Det är alltid en ren fröjd att läsa välskrivna historiska romaner och Brittania Road av Amanda Hodgkinson är inget undantag … Amanda Hodgkinson väver elegant samman det privata med ett större historiskt sammanhang som skapar en djupare förståelse för krigets konsekvenser.« Bibliotekstjänst »En stark skildring av andra världskrigets härjningar i Polen och jag rekommenderar den verkligen, den lämnar ingen oberörd. En riktigt stark debut.« Cattis bokblogg »Karaktärerna är oerhört övertygande … En beundransvärd debut.« Daily Mail »En gripande historia, väldigt väl berättad.« The Times

Similes Dictionary

By Elyse Sommer
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  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Book Code : 1578594693
  • Total of Pages : 660
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: similes-dictionary.pdf

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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

The Confidant

By Helene Gremillon
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101603623
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 790
  • Pdf File: the-confidant.pdf

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"A gripping first novel" (Le Figaro Littéraire) and an award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite Française Paris, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short. At first she believes she received it by mistake. But then, a new letter arrives each week from a mysterious stranger, Louis, who seems intent on recounting the story of his first love, Annie. They were separated in the years before World War II when Annie befriended a wealthy, barren couple and fell victim to a merciless plot just as German troops arrive in Paris. But also awaiting Camille's discovery is the other side of the story, which will call into question Annie's innocence and reveal the devastating consequences of jealousy and revenge. As Camille reads on, she begins to realize that her own life may be the next chapter in this tragic story.

When It's Over

By Barbara Ridley
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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Book Code : 1631522973
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: when-it-s-over.pdf

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Coming of age in Prague in the 1930s, Lena Kulkova is inspired by the left-wing activists who resist the rise of fascism. She meets Otto, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and follows him to Paris to work for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. As the war in Spain ends and a far greater war engulfs the continent, Lena gets stuck in Paris with no news from her Jewish family, including her beloved baby sister, left behind in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Otto, meanwhile, has fled to a village in England, and urges Lena to join him, but she can’t obtain a visa. When Lena and Otto are finally reunited, the safe haven Lena has hoped for doesn’t last long. Their relationship becomes strained, and Lena is torn between her loyalty to Otto and her growing attraction to Milton, the son of the eccentric Lady of the Manor. As the war continues, she yearns to be reunited with her sister, while Milton is preoccupied with the political turmoil that leads to the landslide defeat of Churchill in the 1945 election. Based on a true story, When It’s Over is a moving, resonant, and timely read about the lives of war refugees, dramatic political changes, and the importance of family, love, and hope.

Britannia in Brief

By Leslie Banker,William Mullins
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345512901
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: britannia-in-brief.pdf

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When it comes to Britain, most Americans don’t know (Union) Jack. Fortunately, now an Anglo-American husband-and-wife team are here to help with a smart, funny, and handy guide that minds the gap between fact and fiction. From Whigs and Windsors to wankers and Wales, this spit-spot-on reference covers all manner of British history, society, culture, language, and everyday life, including • the class system, title envy, and a thumbnail sketch of British dynasties • highlights of the social season (yes, they have a social season) • Parliament, prime ministers, and a wild variety of political parties • British sports 101, including football (by which we mean soccer), cricket, rugby, snooker, and darts • answers to the pressing question: What’s on the telly? • British culinary delights, from Marmite to late-night tikka masala • odd pronunciations (e.g., how “St. John” becomes “Sin Jun”) • cockney slang, or why you should never get caught “telling porkies on the dog” • Londoners’ pride in the Tube and the truth about trainspotting So whether you’re traveling to England on business or for pleasure, dating a Brit, hoping to comfort a homesick Londoner (whip up a treacle tart, recipe included), or simply curious about life across the pond, Britannia in Brief is the perfect companion.