About the book
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain’s account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time.
Reviewed by Museum book group:
A most interesting book, it covers many aspects of life from 1914 to 1933 in a young woman’s life. It covers love, loss and grief. A sheltered young woman working as a VAD in London, France and Malta. The struggle of women to gain further education and recognition. Post war England and getting established in a career. An early look at working for the United Nations. Being brave enough to love again.
Star rating: ****