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Vera Brittain: A Life

  • Authors
    • Mark Bostridge
    • Paul Berry
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Vera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH.

Writer, pacifist and feminist, she condemned her provincial background but remained acutely conscious of the conventional elements in her own character; she revealed a richly emotional life in her writing but was outwardly sober and reserved; she possessed a fierce desire for fame and recognition but was ready to sacrifice both on matters of principle.

This biography - comprehensive, authoritative and immensely readable - confirms Vera Brittain's stature as one of the most remarkable women of our time.

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  • Published: Nov 03 2022
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780349015019
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Press Reviews

  • Lyndall Gordon

    This thoughtful portrait of a dauntless feminist and pacifist combines the readability of a novel with the authenticity of fact
  • Kate Figes

    Independent on Sunday
    Riveting and authoritative
  • Natasha Walter

    They are honest, precise and smart ... They give her to us physically ... And they give her to us emotionally
  • Fiona MacCarthy

    They succeed triumphantly... A fascinating portrait