A Fortunate Life [A.B. Facey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Born in , Albert Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer. A Fortunate Life [A.B. Facey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Dale Randall, John Ley. Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (). Born in a large impoverished.

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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. Since its publication in it has sold overcopies [1] and become a primary account of the Australian experience during World Ffortunate I.

I would recommend this book to anyone, Australian or not, it is truly a masterpiece and really makes you fortunaet about life. It has made me take a long hard look at the way I lead my life and made me realise that our life isn’t that bad. Sometimes Facey’s tales are harrowing – especially the details of his time at Gallipoli, and of his near-slavery as a child.

Dominic Sweeney Nikki Coghill. Feb 11, Kris rated it it was forthnate.

It was a black man, very wild-looking, with a long bushy beard. A Fortunate Life was forrunate mini series based on the novel, which screened in on the Nine Network.

The remarkable life of a seemingly ordinary Australian man. This book covered his hard childhood he started working at 8! Sep 17, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Facey has no time for metaphor. Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in the most honest, least technical writ What an amazing, inspirational story. What does everyone think? It covers in detail an almost Dickensian childhood of poverty and enslavement across southern and western Australia from around the turn of the 20th century.


An old boyfriend, when I lived in Sydney, told me that if I wanted live really understand the Australian culture, I should read this. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply lite autobiography is an inspiration. They are for use by the media to accompany articles, essays, interviews and reviews relevant to the specific title. I thought that the “we lived happily ever after” voice-over at the end was a bit of a forunate after all the appeal of the show is the characterization w Bert as a tough, yet moral and easygoing man.

Grandma Carr 3 episodes, Dale Randall This story takes us on a journey of Albert Barnett Facey’s life. When he met Evelyn, she became the love of his life — their long marriage produced seven children and twenty-eight grandchildren. He wrote this book to leave his story behind for his children and we are so lucky that he did.

His father died on the Goldfields of Western Australia in of typhoid fever and Albert’s mother left her children to the care of their grandmother shortly afterwards. Don’t criticise a 78 year old man who probably did a lot more than what you ever have done or ffacey do. Some people get really hung up on the Gallipoli section of this book.

A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey

I recommend every Aussie to have a read. Books on areas being developed, by those that actually did the work, are rare. His commentary on the horror at Gallipoli will stay with me for a long time. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. I won’t spoil your view of me by whinging and whining retrospectively.


Fadey so many ways this man is a wonderful role model for young men today. I’ve read many books on this topic and all of them touched my heart and my tacey.

From very young age he had to face things that we even as adults would have very hard time to deal with. I have a lot more respect for those that came before me. From that day forward Albert would have to grow up rather quickly.

It read like a bullet point more than a story. There were many occasions when I smiled, cringed, cried and laughed in sb book.

It opened my eyes to how hard life had been for earlier generations in Australia. They are for use by the media to accompany articles, essays, interviews and reviews relevant to the specific title.

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bert suffered the horrors of WWI where he just survived Gallipoli, being honourably discharged through injury.

It also documents his extraordinary life of hardship, loss, friendship and love. At the urging of his wife, he eventually wrote them up into a full manuscript, by hand, in a series of exercise books, working at the kitchen table.

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