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The book never gets boring and its very easy to read, probably because of the lack of complexity in the language.

With so many highs and a shocking number of lows and setbacks that would make most of us aab nowadays, I think. What is important is the personal level of the experience, and really, if the war period was dropped from the book, the tale would increase, not diminish.

His prose x stark and sometimes dull – his favourite words are ‘beautiful’, ‘terrible’, ‘awful’, and ‘lovely’, but that’s a reflection of his lack of schooling, not his ability to tell a story. Trivia About A Fortunate Life. Overall a brilliant, inspirational book that will help you understand what an amazing job the pioneers of this country did to help create the freedom and lifestyle we enjoy today. Facey never had a formal education.

A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey

There were always the birds and the animals in the bush. I feel like by reading A Fortunate Life is an indescribable reading experience. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For some reason I was going to DNF this book.


Although an Australian story, it reminds me of stories I’ve heard from lite American men who had similar experiences. Facey is an old-fashioned gentleman, something that comes through in the various tales within this wonderful book. Roy Facey 3 episodes, John Ley At fortunare time is there any suggestion that the book was written with publication in mind.

I finished this book with mixed feelings: Visit our Streaming Guide. Most of his childhood was spent in the Wickepin area.

A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published innine months before his death. I was surprised at how much I like this book.

A Fortunate Life

Facey is an engaging and natural storyteller and you have to remind yourself as you read that is is a man who had no formal education. They had a challenging existence, they worked hard and they had a bigger sense of family and community than we do today. Don’t just take the opinion of one man against the reputation and legacy of another man. Facey’s life story, published when he was lkfe, has inspired many as a play, a television series, and an award-winning book that has sold over half a million copies.

A Fortunate Life for Younger Readers – Fremantle Press

My idea was to read books while traveling around CR and then leave them in whatever city I finished them thus making more room available in my suitcase to bring home souvineers. It was first published by Fremantle Press in and promoted under the Penguin name for thirty years.


Facey is born poverty in rural Victoria. Facey, born just before the turn of one century and dead shortly before the beginning of the next. In an era before occupational health and safety standards fortnuate established he falls down a hazardous well and and miraculously escapes.

Facey’s return to the life of Western Australia after enduring the punishingly realistic scenes of the Battle of Gallipoli: Alice McCall 2 episodes, Paul Sonkkila Eric Facey 3 episodes, He died innine months after A Fortunate Life had been published to wide acclaim.

The language is simple but compelling and you really don’t want it to end. This is the extraordinary life of an ordinary man. Like Facey and unlike myself, I’d say much of his life was hard, but very well lived–lived until his ninety-sixth year, a model to all of us fortunate enough to have known him. From Our Catalogue Pre-Order.

That, and the extraordinary ordinariness of his story. Digging with a pick and shovel kife hard work, made more uncomfortable by the possibility of an invasion by the Turks who had their own trenches close to and facing the Allied line.