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Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends

by Edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge - £12.99  Virago Press (2008)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781844085705 | ISBN 10: 1844085708

"Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters."
(Vera Brittain to her fiance, Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915)
Letters from a Lost Generation is a memorable selection of letters, written during the First World War, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance, Roland Leighton, her younger brother Edward and their two close friends Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow - all of whom were killed in this war.
"Beautifully edited... makes almost unbearable reading."
(Times Literary Supplement)
"As the First World War slips out of living memory, this is a timely reminder of what was lost - and how we lost it."
(Sunday Times)

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