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Title:Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction)
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Vera Brittain
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0860681505
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:453
Category:Biography, Non fiction, Memoir, Autobiography, History, Historical

Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction) by Vera Brittain

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction) The author traces her friendship with the author Winifred Holtby from their meeting at Oxford to Holtby s death at the age of thirty seven

Testament of Youth

Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain s elegiac yet unsparing book which set a standard for memoirists from Martha Gellhorn to Lillian Hellman Abandoning her studies at Oxford in to enlist as a nurse in the armed services Brittain served in London in Malta and on the Western Front By war s end she had lost virtually everyone she loved i Testament of Youth i is both a record of what she lived through and an elegy for a vanished generation Hailed by the i Times Literary Supplement i as a book that helped both form and define the mood of its time it speaks to any generation that has been irrevocably changed by war


Testament of Friendship (Virago classic non-fiction)

The author traces her friendship with the author Winifred Holtby from their meeting at Oxford to Holtby s death at the age of thirty seven


Testament of Experience

Sequel to Vera Brittain s bestselling autobiographical classics Testament of Youth and Testament of Friendship The British novelist writes movingly about marriage and children as well as international politics and war feminism and pacifism


Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Vera Brittain s bestselling i Testament of Youth i was based on her actual diaries which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them Beginning in the carefree summer of she follows the shocking onset of war and the tragic loss of her brother her fianc and most of their young set in the horror that was WWI Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded including German POWs Written in London Malta and France they capture all the war s horrors and Brittain s emergence as a committed pacifist One of the rare books which are a landmark for a whole generation i Times Literary Supplement i br br br


Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After

Bringing together a selection of Vera Brittain s poetry and prose some of it never published before this collection commemorates the men she loved fianc brother and two close friends who served and died in World War I It draws on her experiences as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London Malta and France and illustrates her growing conviction of the wickedness of all war Illustrated with many extraordinary photographs from Brittain s own albums and edited with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge this is an elegy to men who lost their lives in a bloody conflict and a volume of remembrance to mark the th anniversary of the Armistice


The Dark Tide

Bright and vivacious Daphne Lethbridge is back at Oxford after a stint of volunteer work World War I has ravaged Europe but it has done nothing to daunt her spirit and she plunges headlong into the whirl of college life Her enjoyment though is soured by her cynical contemporary Virginia Dennison who spars with Daphne on every occasion Daphne seems to triumph over Virginia when she marries a rising political star but it s not long before she begins to realize the bitter truth of her marriage It takes a chance encounter with her old enemy for her disillusionment to give way to a mature understanding of love and friendship


England's Hour

In the summer of with the world s eyes focusing on the dogfights in the skies over London and the south of England Vera Brittain decided to document the experiences shared by the millions of civilians living through the Battle of Britain Presenting the day to day wartime life of ordinary men and women England s Hour which was originally published in is one of the most vivid and impassioned on the spot reports to be found in the literature of the Second World War


Honourable Estate

When Janet Harding marries a kindly vicar she discovers the constraints of life with a clergyman and throws herself into the suffragette movement But her dreams of emancipation give way to the responsibilities of an overburdened wife and mother Stephen Allendeyne smug heir to Dene Hall prides himself on his union with Jessie Penryder an impoverished governess with social ambitions Generally at odds the couple find harmony in opposing their daughter s modern ideas about independence Then in the aftermath of World War I two lovers meet in Eastern Europe Overcoming the scars of the war and their own pasts they succeed in forging a new kind of partnership


Testament of a Generation: The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby

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Born 1925

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