He worked as a lawyer (solicitor) for a building society, serving in the Royal Navy 1941-1946. was his first book of poetry. He began to write fiction also in the 1950s. As a poet he became identified, on stylistic grounds, with The Movement.
He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University 1968-1973.
In 1966 Anthony Powell dedicated to Fuller his novel The Soldier"s Art, the eighth volume of his masterwork, A Dance to the Music of Time.
(Savage Gold, A Story of Adventure: PS104)