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More on Vera Brittain More on Vera Brittain.: Vera Brittain served on the Western front as a V.A.D (Voluntary Auxiliary Detachment) Nurse. Perhaps (to R A L) by Vera Brittain. Perhaps some day the sun will shine again, And I shall see that still the skies are blue, And feel once more I do not live in vain, Although bereft of You.
Vera Mary Brittain was a British writer and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism. Her daughter is Shirley Vivian Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, who is a British politician and academic who represents the Liberal Democrats.
Vera Brittain was a convinced pacifist, a prolific speaker, lecturer, journalist and writer, she devoted much of her energy to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote 29 books in all, novels, poetry, biography and autobiography, but it was TESTAMENT OF YOUTH which established her reputation and made her one of the best-loved writers of her time.
Vera Brittain made a good reputation as a writer by publishing twenty books and several journalistic pieces. She was a female activist and a witness for peace and internationalism. The book that solidified her reputation as a writer is the “Testament of Youth”, which is an autobiography.
Elizabeth Day: As the film of Testament of Youth hits cinema screens, the daughter of its author, Vera Brittain, talks about growing up in the shadow of the ghosts of the first world war.
Vera could not even share in the final success of election. Perhaps the relationship between Vera and Shirley was the best of Vera's life. Although Shirley and Vera were close the most distressing part of the biography was the anguish caused to Vera by her son. He continued to treat her with derision, bordering on contempt, right to the end.
Vera’s book was first published in 1933 and covers her life from 1900 until 1925,. In 1914 Vera Brittain was just 20,. As Britain's longest-married couple celebrate 80 blissful years.