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We are incredibly fortunate to have stunning debut novelist, Amanda Hodgkinson, as our judge for the second quarter 2011.
















22 Britannia Road chosen as one the best 11 debut novels of 2011 by Waterstones.

“We asked British publishers to submit the best of their literary debuts scheduled for publication in 2011. Authors could be from any country, writing on any theme or subject – our only condition was that the books must be great. We were not disappointed in the result.”

Dominic Myers Managing Director, Waterstones.

A young Polish couple, Janusz and Silvana with their eighteen month old son Aurek, are separated at the beginning of the Second World war. Six years later, after surviving the horrors of war, the family are reunited. The novel begins as they attempt to start a new life together in a small market town in Britain.

Amanda Hodgkinson is a British writer and journalist who grew up in a small Essex fishing village before moving to Suffolk, and attending the University of East Anglia. She now lives and works in south west France with her husband Guy and their two daughters. 22 Britannia Road is Amanda Hodgkinson’s debut novel and has already been picked by Waterstones as “one of the best first novels of 2011.”

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