Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain by Howard Coster, 10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936 Vera Brittain From her university days before the First World War, Vera Brittain was determined to be a writer. Her career as a novelist never fulfilled her own expectations; it was not until the publication of Testament of Youth, the first of her volumes combining autobiography with social and cultural history that she achieved significant success. She also wrote both poetry and pamphlets. Much of her oeuvre is politically engaged, from her feminist journalism and social criticism of the 1920s to her pacifist writings of World War II. Go to Orlando>