Ian Hamilton

  • Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life by Max Saunders
    Oxford, 632 pp, £35.00, February 1996, ISBN 0 19 211789 0

In 1915, Ford Madox Hueffer became Ford Madox Ford – by deed poll. Around the same time, at the age of 41, he enlisted for active service in the British Army: ‘I have never felt such an entire peace of mind as I have felt since I wore the King’s uniform. It is just a matter of plain sailing doing one’s duty, without any responsibilities, except to one’s superiors and one’s men.’

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