Mark Bostridge & Kathryn Ecclestone

Tue 12 July 2022

Vera Brittain: Buxton's Daughter?

Vera Brittain: Buxton’s Daughter?

Vera Brittain biographer and literary executor Mark Bostridge and author Dr Kathryn Ecclestone present a discussion, illustrated with unpublished photographs, about the part played by Buxton in Vera Brittain’s early life. They argue that despite her dislike of the ‘provincial young ladyhood’ of her upbringing, Vera Brittain deserves to be celebrated as the most significant writer produced by the town, famous throughout the world for her bestselling memoir Testament of Youth. They also consider the remarkable growth of Brittain’s reputation as a writer, pacifist, and feminist in the half-century since her death.

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