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Winifred promised Catlin she would arrange “a quite neat and painless divorce” for herself from Vera.
But after more than a year apart, during which Vera failed to make a satisfactory life for herself at her husband’s American university, Winifred joined the Brittain-Catlin household in London, subsequently becoming an honorary aunt to Vera’s two children.
“We did not, to begin with, like each other at all,” Brittain later admitted.Vera played a similar role in the months following Winifred’s death in 1935, ensuring that South Riding was published to universal acclaim, in the face of opposition from Winifred’s mother, who feared the consequences of the book’s local government theme for her own position as an East Riding county councillor.It was perhaps inevitable in the wake of Winifred’s early death that Vera should decide to write a biography of her.It’s soon to be portrayed on the big screen, in a film adaptation of Testament of Youth, produced by BBC Films, and Heyday Films, makers of Harry Potter.The concluding scenes of Juliette Towhidi’s screenplay provide what are in essence two happy endings: Vera Brittain’s marriage to the political scientist George Catlin, and the continuation of her working partnership with Winifred Holtby, who will be no less integral to the domestic equation of husband, wife, and wife’s best friend than Catlin is.
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