The Story of Testament of Youth
Hardback 272pp Illustrated
9781408188446   Product Code: 24151
The deaths of her brother and fiance in the First World War inspired Vera Brittain (1893-1970) to write the enduringly popular Testament of Youth. To coincide with the release of a 2014 film adaptation, her biographer Mark Bostridge re-examines her experience of the war as a volunteer nurse, and charts the evolution of her book from novel to memoir. A final section evaluates the various dramatizations of her work, including the latest film.