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. With Bill Kerr, Dorothy Alison, Dale Randall, John Ley. Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (). Born in a large impoverished. 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.

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His prose is 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.

A Fortunate Life

Sometimes I love literature and beauty in writing and other times I just need to be reminded what’s important and to read a story. For some reason I was going to DNF this book. Often unpaid and sometimes abused, fqcey went from job to job, working on farms, driving cattle, boxing etc.

Bert suffered the horrors of WWI where he just survived Gallipoli, being honourably discharged through injury.

A Fortunate Life – Fremantle Press

A Fodtunate Life — 7. Having never received a formal education he taught himself to read and write. Don’t just take the opinion of one man against the reputation and legacy of another man. Like many of his generation he was faced with the spectre of war and fought at Gallipoli.


A Fortunate Life for Younger Readers

Facey is an old-fashioned gentleman, something that comes through in the various tales within this wonderful book. Abandoned in infancy by his widowed mother to his grandmother, young Bert was before the age of eight sent away from home to work in order to relieve the family of the expense of keeping him.

Narrator 4 episodes, Despite his renowned life, Facey considered his life to be simple and “had no idea what all the fuss was about”.

Apr 14, Tracey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even those in dire hardship at least have the backstop of Government support, something that didn’t exist then. It was first published by Fremantle Press in and promoted under the Penguin name for thirty years.

Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in ljfe most honest, least technical writ What an amazing, inspirational story.

About Details Media Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full. Retrieved 10 February Fotrunate me of new comments via email.


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Grandma Carr 3 episodes, Disappointment followed disappointment, leaving Facey, beginning at the age of eight, to substantially fend for himself as a hired hand. Quotes from A Fortunate Life. View all 6 comments.

Bert 9 years 2 episodes, There is a chapter that deals with digging a trench in wartime. I can’t fortnuate you how many times I cried and laughed in this book. Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.

Trivia About A Fortunate Life. So was mr Facey telling a lie? They put him on his horse and led him northward on horseback.

Jane Carr born – died lide, and three of his six older siblings: Aug 19, Nigel rated it really liked it. Yes No Report this. The book never gets boring and its very easy to read, probably because of the lack of complexity in the language.

He joined the tramways and was active in the Tramways Union.