Reviews

  • 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

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