Vera Brittain.

“My father was a lovely man and he adored my mother,” says Williams. “He once said to me: ‘The hardest rival you can have is a ‘ghost’ because your inclination is to idealise someone who died a long time ago.”

An interesting piece with Vera Brittain’s daughter, Shirley Williams, in The Observer this weekend.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/11/shirley-williams-vera-brittain-testament-of-youth

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