Testament of Friendship: The Story of Winifred Holtby.

Brittain, Vera.

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A portrait of the remarkable friendship between Vera Brittain and the writer and reformer Winifred Holtby. They met at Somerville College, Oxford and became inseparable until Holtby died of kidney failure at age 37. It is a moving record of Holtby's life and the friendship of two women of courage, determination and intelligence.

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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, her closest friends. In TESTAMENT OF FRIENDS, 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 and 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, with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge.

Book Details

Author Brittain, Vera.
Format PB
Series Title VMC
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Number of Pages 508
Publish Date 22/03/2012
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 62