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'A haunting elegy for a lost generation' THE TIMES

This classic memoir of the First World War - including an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.

'Sublimely moving... this is a truly great book' DAILY MAIL

'A heartbreaking account of the impact of the First World War' SUNDAY TIMES

'Vera Brittain's heart-rending account of the way her generation's lives changed is still as shocking and moving as ever' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH STELLA MAGAZINE

In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era.

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2009
16 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Iris Anne P ,

Testament of Youth

This book was so evocative of the horrors of war and brought to life the personal struggles of Women seeking to establish themselves in a society closed to ideas of feminism and individuals with intelligence and creativity over conventional roles of women as wives and mothers
Great historical memoir

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