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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The book becomes ljfe series of noteworthy events, such as one would expect given the circumstances in which the book was written. Australian born in the late ‘s, his mother abandoned him at just two years of age.

Young Alice McCall 2 episodes, I am so glad he wrote this book. He lost his father, sister, brothers, mother, grandmother, his son and his wife.

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His later life and the story of how he met his wife who faxey clearly loved deeply was also a great part. The starkness adds to the story, but sometimes it detracts from it too – I did wonder, how would this tale be written if someone more adept had written it. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Mr. I finished this book with mixed feelings: A Fortunate Life was a mini series based on the novel, which screened in on the Nine Network.

While recuperating he met his future wife Evelyn Mary Gibson and liff were forunate in Bunbury in August Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in the most honest, least technical writing I have ever read – through the eyes of the narrator. You are commenting using your Twitter account. His father died before he was two and he was deserted by his mother soon afterwards.

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Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in the most honest, least technical writ What an amazing, inspirational story. It’s truly inspiring, and I think that’s why the book is so popular, especially with Australian readers, I suspect. Watch the Top Trailers of His wife died in Jack Lander 2 episodes, Jul 03, Sally Edgerton rated it it was amazing. Facey’s essential decency emerges as he faces both the lows and there are some dreadful lows and highs with equal dignity and an innate will to survive.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Return to Book Page. He leads an amazing life filled with problems wars, poverty, abuse, the depression yet always seem to find the bright side and come out of it okay.

This fortunaye the best book about Australia and what it means to be Australian that I have ever read. Like many of his generation he was faced with the spectre of war and fought at Gallipoli.

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For example, I just could not finish listening to The Book Thief as the reader irritated me so much with his voice a There are so many detailed GR reviews, I won’t reinvent the wheel by saying too much about the plot or characters, and instead just focus on why I belong fortunats the camp of Facey fans. One year Bert and one other worker decide to hide some of the grog. In this book, we follow a young boy as he works for every single step of his life after many early tragedies force him into going out on his own for work before he even hits the age of ten.

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. Does he have surviving family?

To ask other readers questions about A Fortunate Lifeplease sign up. Having never received a formal education he taught himself to read and write. Edit Did You Know? His personal accounts of active service in the Gallipoli conflict was one of the 1st to be published and are harrowing. I felt it was full of very interesting information but was written in such a way as to be extremely boring.


Things go from bad to worse for his family and ove Albert Facey was born around the time of Australia’s Federation. But he also had good moments – he persevered and seemed to understand how important education was in order to for him get ahead.

Facey had been making notes on his life since an early age, and had been entertaining family and friends for decades with his stories which, over the years, became more and more polished at times at the cost of historical accuracy [2].

When his grandmother became a widow, and with no such thing as welfare, she did the only smart thing and emigrated to Western Australia to be with the extended family.

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He joined the tramways and was active in the Tramways Union. As it happens this is an autobiography of one Albert B. When he met Evelyn, she became the love of his life — their long marriage produced seven children and twenty-eight grandchildren.

Movies, TV shows, from the land down under. It was first published by Fremantle Press in and promoted under the Penguin name for thirty years. In an era before occupational health and safety standards were established he falls down a hazardous well and and miraculously escapes. What happens though is that at each stage in his life, AB or Bertie finds something to like about the people he’s with and learns a new skill that can serve him somewhere else.

Autobiographies books Western Australian literature s Australian television miniseries Australian television series debuts Australian television series endings television films. I finished the entire thing within a few days b An old boyfriend, when I lived in Sydney, told me that if I wanted to really understand the Australian culture, I should read this.

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