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by A. B Facey

eBook A fortunate life download ISBN: 0140062254
Author: A. B Facey
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (1981)
Language: English
Pages: 326
ePub: 1754 kb
Fb2: 1563 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: History
Subcategory: Australia and Oceania

Bert Facey survived the battles at Gallipoli in World War I, the loss of his farm in the Depression and the death of his son in World War II – yet still felt that his life was fortunate.

Bert Facey survived the battles at Gallipoli in World War I, the loss of his farm in the Depression and the death of his son in World War II – yet still felt that his life was fortunate. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has now been specially adapted for young readers. I dedicate this book. to the memory of my wife, Evelyn.

A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published in 1981, nine months before his death. It chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war. It also documents his extraordinary life of hardship, loss, friendship and love. During the initial days of its publication, Albert Facey became a nationwide celebrity

B Facey’s ’A Fortunate Life’

B Facey’s ’A Fortunate Life’. The award-winning autobiography, adapted for stage and performed LIVE in WA Cinemas.

Penguin Books a fortunate life A. B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Western Australia. Illustrations by robert juniper.

A Fortunate Life book. I have to say this is a thoroughly thoughtfully told life story, of Albert Barnett Facey, an Australian born in 1894. The mere fact we are able to read the story of his remarkable life is testament to his hard work and tenacity; having taught himself to read and write. Albert had a hard life, being forced to work laboriously from age 9, working his little heart out for I picked up this by recommendation of my daughter, and the owner of Dymocks when spending a Christmas voucher.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Born in 1894, Albert Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli.

A Fortunate Life Book Synopsis: Born in 1894, Albert Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a ‘fortunate’ one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full – the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man. (Penguin Australian Classics).

A B Facey Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always .

Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. Over 800,000 copies sold Now in it's 97th reprint. Why did no-one ever shove this book in my face and tell me how brilliant it is??! Do yourself a favour and read it now! It will get you right from the start.

A Fortunate Life (adapted). Facey A B. Год: 2013. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. A Fortune for Kregen.

The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.
Comments: (7)
the monster
This is a wonderful, thought provoking autobiography by a person who was abandoned by his mother at the age of two in the early 1900's, brought up by his grandmother who was so desperate for money that he was sent out to work for his room and board at the age of eight. Despite all the awful things that happened to him during his childhood, his lack of any formal education, and the terrible things he endured throughout his entire life, he always considered himself very fortunate and did not write a single word of complaint about any situation that occurred during his entire lifetime. He was grateful for everything that happened, searched for and found that silver lining.

My biggest wish is that whoever holds the copyright for this book would produce an inexpensive print version for sale in the USA. I have a few young relatives I would like to give an inexpensive print copy to. It would be a great read to hand them when they complain about how "tough" things are for them. Alas, I cannot afford $115.00 a pop mentioned for print copies here in Amazon. They must be first editions or something; at that price there was no point checking. I am content with the e-book for myself.
Though this story just could not happen in today's society, it gave me an insight into how it once was in Australian society. Commencing in 1900 Australia, this is the true, unamended story of a young boy who had to commence his working life at the ripe old age of 9 years old. It is an honest and pure telling from the boy himself, through the highs and lows of his life - the many people, good and bad he met and the hardships of war.

Not having a lot of knowledge of Australian history, I was intrigued that things were so different back then. Conditions were a lot harder, survival was all that mattered in the harsh outback. I think in today's society we take a lot for granted and this put a lot of things into perspective for me.

Though brief, it also gave me insight into what war was like, in particular, the Great War and Gallipoli in particular, which is very important to us Aussies. It has given me the push to find out more about this side of our history.

Sadly, this is A B Facey's only novel, and it's sad that he was unable to write anything else as his writing is just so easy and honest to read. But it is certainly something that Australian literature should be proud of and I agree that it should have been included in the Top 10 "Aussie Books to Read Before you Die" which was currently voted upon and collaborated, winning the Number 2 position.
This is a good book to read to start a conversation about expectations in life, and how different generations have such different hopes. I found it difficult to relate to his ability to forgive the terrible exploitation he suffered. Maybe that is the difference, our generation gets angry; we have our basic needs met, so we can afford the luxury of indignation. The story is simply written, and sounds as if it has been taken down verbatim. This makes it feel very real, even if I remain bewildered by Facey's acceptance of his lot.
Four friends from Australia recommended that I read this book. I enjoyed every page of it and it makes you realize what an easy life most of us have. It also teaches that if you have the right attitude and persevere that you can accomplish great things in your life. Positively a wonderful read.
This book was a delightful read and I intend to buy copies for my grand children. It gives a wonderful outline of the hardships experienced by poor families, written in a very simple authentic style. Today's children could think it unbelievable but I could relate the stories to those told by my mother and her father.
This is surely going to end up as one of Australia's Classics in the future.
So simply written and yet with such powerful imagery Facey describes his amazing life.
To have bourne such hardships at such an early age, as well as having no ability to read or write,
might have turned any man into a pessimist for life, yet he overcomes his adversities with
good humour and a cheerful acceptance.
Especially moving is his description of his time in the trenches at Gallipoli.
One would have to be very hard-hearted not to shed a tear when reading this.
Dogged by one misfortune after another, Albert Facey overcomes all and lives to a ripe old age when he
finally tells his story for the world to enjoy. A must read for all!
Light out of Fildon
More like an unbelievable life I'd say... The story, set in early 1900s in Western Australia, is told by Albert Facey who had to earn his way through life starting at the age of 8 and had gone through some remarkable experiences along the way. The simple prose of the book only makes you relate to Albert and his story more, it reads more like an old story told by your grandmother than a book. When I finished the last page of the book, I cried like I lost a dear friend of mine.
I read this book more out of obligation, it being a classic & all, rather than out of enjoyment. Simply written, but with a realistic, often sad & very believable Australian story. I felt it lacked the depth that I have enjoyed in many other books & characters, but I am glad I finished it. That box is now ticked.