Vera Brittain


Born
in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, West Midlands, The United Kingdom
December 29, 1893

Died
March 29, 1970

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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.


Average rating: 4.09 · 10,574 ratings · 1,035 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
Testament of Youth

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4.10 avg rating — 9,428 ratings — published 1933 — 37 editions
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Testament of Friendship

3.99 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 1940 — 10 editions
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Testament of Experience

3.93 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1957 — 8 editions
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Chronicle of Youth: The War...

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4.29 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Because You Died: Poetry an...

4.22 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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England's Hour

3.77 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1941 — 8 editions
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The Dark Tide

3.51 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1923 — 4 editions
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Honourable Estate

3.74 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1936 — 2 editions
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Testament of a Generation: ...

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3.93 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Verses of a V.A.D.

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More books by Vera Brittain…
“There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.”
Vera Brittain

“There seemed to be nothing left in the world, for I felt that Roland had taken with him all my future and Edward all my past.”
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

“Perhaps ...
To R.A.L.

Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
And feel one more I do not live in vain,
Although bereft of you.

Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet,
Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
Though You have passed away.

Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
And crimson roses once again be fair,
And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
Although You are not there.

But though kind Time may many joys renew,
There is one greatest joy I shall not know
Again, because my heart for loss of You
Was broken, long ago.”
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

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