Ford Madox Ford (on the right) with fellow officers of the Welch regiment.
Dust-jacket from the first edition of Some Do Not (Duckworth, 1924)
when the sparrows stop their singing: A PARADE’S END COMPILATION"Each is on the brink of speaking openly, declaring what is unsaid
between them. He draws back from the brink."
- from T. Stoppard's screenplay of 'Parade's End' (2012)
i. gustav holst - i vow to thee, my country | ii. philippe rombi - la guerre | iii. christopher ferreira / debut | iv. anthony rolfe johnson / down by the sally gardens | v. edward elgar / elegy, op. 58 | vi. franz schubert / klavier sonate nr.19 c-moll d.958 - ii. adagio | vii. ralph vaughan williams / symphony no. 3 (pastoral) finale - iv lento: moderato maestoso | viii. ian partridge / the fields are full | ix. libera / going home | x. ernest bloch / prayer for cello and strings | xi. the mormon tabernacle choir / homeward bound | xii. jean redpath / will ye no’ come back again?
Another stunner from Megan Wilson. Am I really supposed to wait until October to hold this babe in my hands?
PARADE’S END (German DVD feature: A set of 6 post cards with vintage look): Anyone fancies writing a pen friend in the name of Tietjens?
"…Some interesting ephemera from [The Good Soldier's] later promotional history: nine index cards, ca. 1951, each containing this typed statement: 'Ford’s The Good Soldier is one of the fifteen or twenty greatest novels in English produced in our century' and signed and annotated by notable authors of the day. Evelyn Waugh amended the statement to say 'I think Ford’s The Good Soldier is one of the finest novels in English written in this century’; and hilariously, Christopher Isherwood offered his dissent, writing, ‘Sorry, but I don’t agree. Though I would gladly have signed such a statement regarding Parade’s End.’ Other enthusiasts include poet Horace Gregory, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jean Stafford, and longtime literary editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, Joseph Henry Jackson.” x