World War II has ended. Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England, to her husband, Janusz. But the war has changed them all. Silvana and Aurek spent the war hiding in Poland's forests. Aurek doesn't know how to sleep in a bed. Janusz is an Englishman now, determined to forget Poland and begin a new life as a proper English family. But for Silvana, forgetting is not a possibility.