Vera Brittain: A Life by Mark Bostridge

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The definitive biography of Vera Brittain, acclaimed author of Testament of Youth. With a new introduction by Mark Bostridge. 'Riveting and authoritative' Kate Figes, Independent on Sunday'Honest, precise and smart' Natasha Walter, Guardian'They succeed triumphantly... A fascinating portrait' Fiona MacCarthy, ObserverVera Brittain is most widely known as the woman who immortalized a lost generation in her haunting autobiography of the Great War, Testament of Youth. This biography is the most comprehensive, authoritative life of one of the most remarkable women of her time. Based on unpublished papers and first-hand knowledge, the authors create a candid and sympathetic portrait of the writer, pacifist and feminist. They reveal the truth about Vera Brittain's 'semi-detached' marriage, her friendship with Winifred Holtby, and her relationships with her brother Edward and fiance Roland Leighton, killed in the First World War, memories of whom haunted her all her days. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, the NCR Non-Fiction Prize and the Fawcett Prize.
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