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Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Feb 21, Diane Dreher rated it it was amazing. Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn’t know the tragedies to come.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

Poor girl, the waiting and waiting and waiting to chdonicle back from loved ones on the Front, with letters arriving days after being sent out, was clearly unbearably agonizing. Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs. Rachel Thomas rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s chrohicle.

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Paperbackpages. Apr 17, Deborah rated it liked it. Jul 04, Gill rated it liked it. Therese rated it it was amazing Jul 13, As for the writing itself, I appreciate her summaries very much.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain. Entitled Letters from a Lost Generationtheir appearance was met with considerable acclaim.


Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar chronicld, Even though the constant “Beloved” language when discussing Roland reminded chgonicle a teenager’s diary, I was still nervous as I got closer to December knowing what was to come. Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering —, in the memoir of Vera Brittain — Megan rated it it was amazing Feb 28, This was a very long book that kind of dragged on.

The book shows how the impact extended into the postwar years. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. Vera Mary Brittain was a British writer and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling memoir Testament of Youthrecounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.

Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain

Want youtn Read saving…. Brittain’s memoir continues with Testament of Experiencepublished inand encompassing the years — It also describes how she returned, disillusioned, to Somerville College after the war and completed her BA degree.

And letters from the Worl This is it–the book I’d been searching for that would express World War I as it was felt by romantic young people meeting death on the verge of life. Only then did she decide to write her own personal story, putting her experiences in the wider historic and social context. And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read days after they were written, or one hundred years later.



Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Written in London, Malta, brittai France, they capture all the war’s horrors and Brittain’s emergence as a committed pacifist.

I’m looking forward to reading the full text of Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir.

Kirsty rated it really liked it Yourh 07, I have always wanted to know more about education at Oxford and feel I got a good deal of information from this book, aside from the WWI story of a young woman who examined her feelings and the feelings of others very closely during the cataclysm.

This gives you a better idea of what it was like living day-to-day during the first two or so years of the war. The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial pf was transmitted on BBC2 in For the feature film, see Brittaln of Youth film. To ask other readers questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up. Books by Vera Brittain. Views Read Edit View history.