Tag: Vera Brittain

Books & Publishing Fiction Nonfiction World War One

7 WW1 Books Written by the Lost Generation

The First World War was a conflict that lasted from 1914-1918.  It had a deep physiological impact on those who lived through it.  This gave rise to the term “Lost Generation,” popularized by author Gertrude Stein.  The Lost Generation is defined as “ the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately […]

Books & Publishing History Nonfiction Women's history World War One Writing & Editing

Vera Brittain: World War One Cost Her Every Man She Loved

Vera Brittain was born December 29, 1893 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. She is best known for her 1933 memoir Testament to Youth which talks about her wartime experiences.  Brittain also was a pacifist who wrote poetry and 28 other books. Brittain was born into a wealthy family that moved twice during her childhood. Her brother Edward was her […]

History Medicine Women's history World War One

The True Stories of World War One Nurses

My novel, Angel of Mercy, focuses on a young woman serving during the First World War with the Canadian Army Nursing Service. While her experiences are fictional, she and her colleagues are based on the brave nurses who served overseas during nearly five years of war. “In his much-admired book published in 1975,” Baroness Williams […]

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