Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, writer, feminist, socialist[1], and pacifist. Her best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.

Selected bibliography

  • 1923 – The Dark Tide
  • 1929 – Halcyon: Or, The Future of Monogamy (To-day and To-morrow pamphlet series)
  • 1933 – Testament of Youth
  • 1936 – Honourable Estate
  • 1940 – Testament of Friendship
  • 1944 – Seed of Chaos (Massacre by Bombing: U.S. title)
  • 1957 – Testament of Experience
  • 1981 – Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary, 1913–1917, edited by Alan Bishop with Terry Smart
  • 1998 – Letters from a Lost Generation, edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge