Letters from a lost generation: the First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends, Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow

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Northeastern University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 427 pages
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The correspondence that formed the backbone of Brittain's Testament of Youth, much of it published for the first time.

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User Review  - SusanListon - LibraryThing

Incredible to realize that these letters were written by teenagers. Try and picture American teenagers of today doing the same. Hahahahahahahahaha The whole story of Vera and her lost boys is just so ... Read full review

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This is a book I found painful to read, even though I loved reading it. Reading the letters I feel that closer than that to the horrors of war, and loss, is hard to get. Coming from the Czech Republic ... Read full review


part one 28 September 1913 29 July 1914
part two 21 August 1914 1 April 1915
part three 3 April 1915 26 August 1915

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About the author (1999)

Vera Brittain (18931970) served as a nurse in the British armed forces in World War I and afterward devoted herself to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote twenty-nine books, of which "Testament of Youth" is the best-known.
Mark Bostridge is a biographer and literary critic who lives in London.

Bishop is a Professor of English at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Mark Bostridge was born in 1961 and was educated at Oxford University. His biography of Vera Brittain, co-authored with Paul Berry, was selected as a book of the year by "The Independent," He lives in England.