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Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain

Entries are to the point, and subject of most entries very interesting though not very funny. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Jul 24, Chloe rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a very long book that kind of dragged on. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I’m looking forward to reading the full text of Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir.


Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial which was transmitted on BBC2 in It concludes with her meeting her husband George Catlin and their eventual marriage in Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st This article needs chroicle citations for verification. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs.


Want to Read saving…. It started slow, but you get sucked into Brittain’s writing before you know it. 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.

Brittain and Leighton come across as being completely unaware of their class, and as a reader it’s easy to forget how privileged they were, but some times it comes across in bits and pieces.

In the foreword, Brittain describes how she originally intended to write of her experiences as a novel but was unable to achieve the necessary objective distance from her subject. Views Read Edit View history. I would not reccomend it but i also dont regret reading it. Very moving account of Vera Brittain’s life during WW I, her hopes, her dreams, her love and tragic loss.

I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read gera after they were written, or one hundred years later. After the death of her fiance, she becomes very critical and rightfully so depressing; as if for the first time she realizes exactly what this war was about and “all that France is”. Her disbelief in the destruction of a cathedral in Belgium – “the whole world mourns at the loss of such historical beauty and art” earlysays it all.


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Chronicle of Youth

Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering —, in the memoir of Vera Brittain — A great chronicld up to Testament of Youth. Apr 17, Deborah rated it liked it. This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two close friends and finally her only brother. Vera herself abandoned Oxford Vera Brittain’s bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her actual diaries-which have far greater intimacy and immediacy than the book extracted from them.

The War Diary, by Vera Brittain. In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life.