Vera Brittain (1893-1970) was born into an era steeped in Victorian/Edwardian values, but she nevertheless became an independent thinker who wanted more from her life than what was expected. Her experiences as a volunteer nurse in the First World War and the personal losses she suffered transformed her world irrevocably and played a crucial role…
Mabel Goode (1872-1954) is not someone whose name is etched into the British ’national memory’. In fact, before the publication of her diary she was practically unknown outside the Goode family. The diary under scrutiny here provides informative glimpses of everyday life during the first three years of the war.