A Fortunate Life

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Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1981 - Australia - 326 pages
This is the extraordinary life of an ordinary man. It is the story of Albert Facey, a parentless boy who began work at eight, struggled as a rural worker, survived Gallipoli, the loss of his farm in the Depression, the death of his son in WWII and that of his wife after sixty years - yet felt that his life was fortunate.

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User Review  - SashaM - LibraryThing

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. An absolutely fascinating account of life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

The cover blurb promised "A true classic of Australian literature..." - which is thankfully not undeserved hyperbole at all. The author lived a life with many hardships - especially his poverty ... Read full review

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