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Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

A bit heavy going at times as it was written for herself rather than an audience but very interesting all the same. Just a moment while we sign bera in to your Goodreads account. A final segment of memoir, to be called Testament of Faith or Testament of Timewas planned by Brittain but remained unfinished at her death. Very moving account of Vera Brittain’s life during WW I, her hopes, her dreams, her love and tragic loss. Beginning with JanuaryVera’s life is quite golden.

Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Testament of Youth has been acclaimed as a classic for its description of the impact brittian World War I on the lives of women and the middle-class civilian population of Great Britain.

Feb 21, Diane Dreher rated it it was amazing. Mary Collings rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

chronidle Quotes from Chronicle of Yout Jul 04, Gill rated it liked it. Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st The diary is a wonderful peak into history.


Only then did she decide to write her own personal story, putting her experiences in the wider historic and social context.

Mackay rated it really liked it Dec 06, I’m looking forward to reading the full text of the letters soon. Elizabeth rated it really liked it Mar 18, Jacob rated it really liked it Aug 10, To ask other readers questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up. Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, I have always wanted to know more about education at Oxford chronicld 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.

Chrpnicle 16 March Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn’t know the tragedies to come. She then tried to publish her original diary from the war years but with all names fictionalised.

Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain

Retrieved from ” https: Brittain and Leighton come across as being completely unaware of youtg class, and as a reader it’s easy to forget how privileged they were, but some times it comes across in bits and pieces. Views Read Edit View history.

Brittain’s memoir continues with Testament of Experiencepublished inand encompassing the years — Vera youht a brilliant narrator, though you do realize early on that her brilliance must’ve been exhausting.


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Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Into commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the Armisticea fifteen-part radio dramatisation of the letters on which Testament of Youth was partly based was broadcast on BBC Radio Four.

It looks at early versions of the book in the wake of the new film adaptation. This article needs additional citations for verification. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rachel Thomas rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering —, in the memoir of Vera Brittain — 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.

Beyond that, its almost like an interactive brittaij game where the reader has almost virtually the same romantic experience as the author because much of the interaction between the author and her love is via their letters.