Review: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH by Vera Brittain

One Great War was recently read and reviewed by Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Brittain attempted to write her story several times between about 1916 and 1933, as a fictionalised narrative then by publication of her diary with the names changed, but found both to be unworkable. The diary, along with letters and poetry forms the backbone of the novel, and Brittain quotes directly from these sources in many places.

Read the full review.

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  1. sounds very good.

  2. I’m sorry that “One Great War” didn’t leave an option for comment on her review. This is one that is on my defintely going to read pile, so I’m glad to see that it seems to be a good one.

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