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Chronicle of Youth

Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. Moira Elise rated it it was amazing Apr 30, The book was dramatised by Elaine Morgan as a five-part serial which was transmitted on BBC2 in Open Preview See a Problem?

I have always wanted to know more about education at Oxford and feel I got a good deal of information from this book, aside from the WWI story of a young woman who examined her feelings and the feelings of others very closely during the cataclysm. Elizabeth rated it really liked it Mar 18, It covers the beginning of her career in journalism, writing for Time and Tide and lecturing for the League of Nations.

Books by Vera Brittain.

Between andBrittain had attempted to edit her war diaries for publication in response to a publisher’s competition; however, when they were not selected, she focused for a time on fiction and journalism before ultimately adapting them into her memoir in It ends rather abruptly inbut in all honesty you’re ready for it to end.


Jj rated it it was amazing Aug 01, I would not reccomend it but i also dont regret reading it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, by Vera Brittain

Simrun Samra rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the War tending the wounded-including German POWs. The War Diary, by Vera Brittain. Andrew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Inthe war letters which Brittain also drew on in her autobiography were published in an edition by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge.

Kenzie Erickson rated it liked it Mar 15, 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. This is before her world is rocked by britttain death of her fiance subsequently followed chroniccle two close friends and finally her only brother. Feb 21, Diane Dreher rated it it was amazing. I guess, unbeknownst to me, I got more sucked in the diary than I thought it would.

After the death of her fiance, she becomes very critical and rightfully so depressing; as if for the first time she realizes exactly what this war was about and “all that France is”. Both were commissioned as officers early in World War I, and both were subsequently killed, as were several other members of their social circle. The ending was a bit dissapointing.


I’m looking forward to reading the full text of Fantastic supplement to Brittain’s memoir. I love reading people’s diaries, and as invested as I am in Brittain’s story, this was a great and sometimes painful read. She chrobicle you into her world and illustrating very cleverly the atmosphere that was England at that period.

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Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913-1917

Johanne rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Being a diary made it very immediate and real because she didn’t know the tragedies to come. Kirsty rated dhronicle really liked it May 07, Preview — Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain.

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