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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.
|Publication date:||18th January 2001|
|Author:||Mark Bostridge, Paul Berry|
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Mark Bostridge is a former research assistant to Shirley Williams and has reviewed for theTIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT and the LITERARY REVIEW.More About Mark Bostridge, Paul Berry