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Title: A Fortunate Life

Author: A B Facey

Price: $8.00

ISBN: 9780143003540

Publisher: Penguin Books

Year published: 1981

Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback

Condition: Good condition

A Fortunate Life

  • Sent to work at the age of eight, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer, farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then being rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy. He survived Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression, lost a son in the Second World War, and met his beloved Evelyn, with whom he shared nearly sixty years of marriage. Despite enduring unimaginable hardships, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one.

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