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ISBN: 9781925591446
Pages: 184
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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A Fortunate Life for Younger Readers

Written by A.B. Facey (d.1982)

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Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full. Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his life. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. This edition has been specially adapted for young readers.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘[A] plain, unembellished, utterly sincere and un self-pitying account of the privations of childhood and youth.’ Courier Mail

‘[An] extremely powerful description of Gallipoli.’ Australian Book Review

‘This is an autobiography that should be read by young people today. Albert Facey, a man who taught himself to read and write, writes it, and writes it well… There is so much to learn on every page about how to live a successful life, no matter how the deficits pile up.’ Queensland Reviewers Collective

‘Facey is a natural storyteller … The optimism and positivity that made him deem his life fortunate is evident throughout the narrative. Facey is often described as “an ordinary man” but his life story will be far from ordinary for contemporary children…’ Writing WA

Awards

Banjo Award for Australian Literature, (Winner 1981)
NSW State Literary Award, (Winner 1981)
Douglas Stewart Prize (Winner, 1981)



Pages: 184
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925591446
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A.B. Facey (d.1982)

A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. His father died before he was two and he was deserted by his mother soon afterwards. He was looked after by his grandmother until he was eight years old, when he went out to work. […]