Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-07-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0297859145

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This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; 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, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain
Publisher:
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1960
Genre: Authors, English
ISBN:

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Vera Brittain and the First World War

Vera Brittain and the First World War
Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2014-12-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1408188457

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Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiancé Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war. In equal measures courageous, tragic and deeply fascinating, Testament of Youth is one of the most compelling and important works of war literature ever to have been written by a British woman. Mark Bostridge's Vera Brittain and the First World War, published to coincide with the film of Testament of Youth, explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain, both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist. Taking advantage of the interest generated by the film, it will bring her story to a new generation and incorporate the most up-to-date research. It will also include a short essay 'From Book to Film', describing the process of turning Testament of Youth into a major feature film. This will include interviews with the production staff and actors, as well as with members of Vera Brittain's family, including Shirley Williams. The film, which has been scripted by Juliette Towhidi and is being produced by BBC Films and Heyday Films, the makers of Harry Potter, is currently in production. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) stars as Brittain, with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Pompeii) playing her fiancé Roland Leighton.

Letters From A Lost Generation

Letters From A Lost Generation
Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-07-02
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0349007713

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Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters' Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915. This selection of letters, written between 1913 & 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton, her brother Edward and their close friends Victor Richardson & Geoffrey Thurlow present a remarkable and profoundly moving portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war. Roland, 'Monseigneur', is the 'leader' & his letters most clearly trace the path leading from idealism to disillusionment. Edward, ' Immaculate of the Trenches', was orderly & controlled, down even to his attire. Geoffrey, the 'non-militarist at heart' had not rushed to enlist but put aside his objections to the war for patriotism's sake. Victor on the other hand, possessed a very sweet character and was known as 'Father Confessor'. An important historical testimony telling a powerful story of idealism, disillusionment and personal tragedy.

Testament of Friendship

Testament of Friendship
Author: Vera Brittain
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2012-03-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1405515554

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WRITTEN WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY MARK BOSTRIDGE In her bestselling first volume of autobiography, Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain passionately recorded the agonising years of the First World War, lamenting the destruction of a generation which for her included those she most dearly loved - her lover, her brother and her closest friends. In Testament of Friendship Brittain tells the story of the woman who helped her survive those tragic years - the writer Winifred Holtby. They met at Somerville College, Oxford, immediately after the war. Their friendship continued through Vera's marriage and their separate but parallel writing careers until Winifred's untimely death at the age of thirty-seven. When she died, her fame as a writer was about to reach its peak with the publication of her greatest novel, South Riding. A moving record of a friendship between two women of courage, determination and intelligence and a wonderful portrait of a lifelong love. Testament of Friendship now takes its rightful place as a Virago Modern Classic.

The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers, Volume 1

The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers, Volume 1
Author: Jack Crabtree
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2009
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0310273358

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Never before has there been a resource this comprehensive and relevant for teaching the New Testament to your students. With the topic overview, ideas for games, outlines for messages, study questions, and tips for using real-life experiences, you now have everything you need to lead students through more than 100 New Testament lessons.

Comic Book Nation

Comic Book Nation
Author: Bradford W. Wright
Publisher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2003-10-17
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780801874505

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A history of comic books from the 1930s to 9/11.

Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain
Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1987
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN:

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The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-10-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0141916494

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An anthology of Great War short stories by British writers, both famous and lesser-known authors, men and women, during the war and after its end. These stories are able to illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture and the many modes in which short fiction contributed to the war's literature. The selection covers different periods: the war years themselves, the famous boom years of the late 1920s to the more recent past in which the First World War has received new cultural interest.

For the Strength of Youth

For the Strength of Youth
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1965
Genre: Mormon Church
ISBN: 1465107665

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OUR DEAR YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN, we have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you. You have come to earth at a time of great opportunities and also of great challenges. The standards in this booklet will help you with the important choices you are making now and will yet make in the future. We promise that as you keep the covenants you have made and these standards, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost, your faith and testimony will grow stronger, and you will enjoy increasing happiness.