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Jacob rated it really liked it Aug 10, Charlotte Dollin rated it it was amazing Jan brrittain, Poor girl, the waiting and waiting and waiting to hear back from loved ones on the Front, with letters arriving days after being sent out, was clearly unbearably agonizing.

This is before her world is rocked by the death of her fiance subsequently followed by two It is fascinating. 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. And letters from the World War I front are still only letters whether read brittqin after they were written, or one hundred years later.

Kirsty rated it really liked it May 07, The book shows how the impact vdra into the postwar years.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat She draws you into her world and illustrating very cleverly the atmosphere that was England at that period.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial which was transmitted on BBC2 in It was published in Refresh and try again. Between these two books comes Testament of Friendship published inwhich is essentially a memoir of Brittain’s close colleague and friend Winifred Holtby.


Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by 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. Quotes from Chronicle of Yout Even though the constant “Beloved” language when discussing Roland reminded me a teenager’s diary, I was still nervous as I got closer to December knowing what was to come. Together with Winifred Holtby she toured the defeated and occupied regions of Germany and Austria in This too proved unworkable.

Retrieved from ” https: I’m looking forward to reading the full text of Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. A great follow up to Testament of Youth. 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.

Apr 17, Deborah rated it liked it. Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering —, in the memoir of Vera Brittain — In one of Leighton’s letters to Brittain, he compares members of the lower classes to plant life. A final segment of memoir, to be called Testament of Faith or Testament of Timewas planned by Brittain but remained unfinished at her death.

Beginning with JanuaryVera’s life is quite golden. Houth ask other fera questions about Chronicle of Youthplease sign up. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would.

Johanne rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Mackay rated it really liked it Dec 06, It ends rather abruptly inbut in all honesty you’re ready for it to end.

She then tried to publish her original diary from the war years but with all names fictionalised. Published October 1st by Phoenix first published September 1st The narrative begins with Vera’s plans to enter Somerville College, Oxford and her romance with Roland Leighton, a friend of her brother Edward.


I’m not sure th 3. 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.

Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain

Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, Therese rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Chroncle War Diary, by Vera Brittain. As for the writing itself, I appreciate her summaries very much. Vera is a brilliant narrator, though you do realize early on that her brilliance must’ve been exhausting.

Andrew rated brittqin really liked it Sep 15, It started slow, but you get sucked into Brittain’s writing before you know it. This is it–the book I’d been birttain for that would express World War I as it was felt by romantic young people meeting death on the verge of life.

Written in London, Malta, and France, they capture all the war’s horrors and Brittain’s emergence as a committed pacifist. 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.

Trivia About Chronicle of Yout Yohth that, its almost like an interactive role-playing 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.

Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs.