A Vera Brittain Booklist

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Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain


Letters from a Lost Generation, First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends, edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge


Because You Died – Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After, Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge


Vera Brittain and the First World War – The Story of Testament of Youth, Mark Bostridge


Vera Brittain – A Life, Paul Berry and Mark Bostridge


One Voice – Pacifist Writings from the Second World War,  Vera Brittain


Born 1925, Vera Brittain – a novel 


Honourable Estate, Vera Brittain – a novel


England’s Hour, Vera Brittain – an autobiography 1939-1941


Testament of Experience, Vera Brittain  – the sequel to Testament of Youth


Account Rendered, Vera Brittain – a novel


Testament of a Generation – The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby, edited by Paul Berry and Alan Bishop


Chronicle of Youth, Great War Diary 1913-1917, Vera Brittain, edited by Alan Bishop


The Cambridge Companion to War Writing, edited by Kate



Not forgotten, Neil Oliver


Great War Fashion, Lucy Adlington


Fighting on the Home Front, the Legacy of Women in World War One, Kate Adie


This is a different sort of post for me; it is a list of books that I used for my recent talk on Vera Brittain and the First World War. This was a woman who did so much more than I had the space and time to cover in my talk, as a feminist and a pacifist during the Second World War. If you are interested in Vera, the book to read is definitely  Testament of Youth. Not an easy read, or a cheerful one, but a real book of determination to survive and flourish despite loss and other challenges.