began Europe to Let in late 1938 as the Czech crisis unfolded.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
She dedicated it To JT [writer and friend Jiřina Tůmová
] in Prague / In the hope that when the curtain...
Her host, Lieutenant-Colonel Camborne Paynter
, and his daughter Betty
(later Baerdemaecker), also offered hospitality to many politicians and fighters displaced from Europe by the war: André Dewavrin
of France and Jan Masaryk
This book was the first of her writing to be influenced by her love-affair with a Czech painter. She later omitted it from her bibliography, as she did another related text, Czechoslovakia, 1943, which...