Testament of Friendship: The Story of Winifred Holtby

Brittain, Vera

£12.99

The successor to ‘Testament of Youth’, this book provides a record of the friendship Brittain shared with Winifred Holtby, her ‘second self’. The two women became close friends after the war, drawn together by their fight for pacifism and women’s rights.

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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 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 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.

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Weight 356 g
Dimensions 197 × 130 × 35 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

508

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K