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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.
It was enlightening and, at times, profoundly moving. An old boyfriend, when I lived in Sydney, told me that if I wanted afcey really understand the Australian culture, I should read this.
Things go from bad to worse for his family and over time. fadey
A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
Facey is an engaging and natural storyteller and you have to remind yourself as you read that is is a man who had no formal education. Audible Download Audio Books. We can never imagine what those men went through and as such we can not condemn Bert Facey for his fwcey mistakes.
I am so glad he wrote this book. I am glad I fortunaet it, but there is no way I would ever pick it up again A. Wounded, he then has a fortjnate loving family of his own, suffers in the Great Depression and then suffers more tragedy through drought and when he looses sons in the war. According to mr Roberts author of ‘landings at ANZAC ‘ Facey wasn’t at Gallipoli until nearly two weeks after the landings, was never wounded and the landings themselves were made unopposed!
It was very dry and non-emotional. Strongest are the accounts of his childhood, where, with a memory for detail so miraculous it makes you wonder whether illiteracy may somehow have been an advantage, he pulls no punches in his internal processes, sharing his solitude with a frank simplicity that touches you deeply, and a humility reflected in the story’s ingenuous title.
View all 3 comments. The story is fascinating reading; not only does it detail Facey’s forrunate and adulthood, it probably also details the childhood of modern Australia, of its development from outpost of a distant Empire, to independent state. Thankyou for your kind review liff.
Set in Western Australia starting in the early ‘s, it is written in facsy most honest, least technical writ What an amazing, inspirational story. At a time when race relations were uneasy he naturally developed respectful relations with indigenous Australians.
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But honestly, although the author presents a lot of interesting information about early 20th century Western Australia, I was distracted by his writ I unfortunately did not enjoy this book.
Facey’s life story, published when he was eighty-seven, has inspired many as a play, a television series, and an award-winning book that has sold over half a million copies.
He died innine months after the birth of this Australian classic. Now, I mean no offense to Albert B. The starkness adds to the story, but sometimes it detracts from it too – I did wonder, faccey would this tale be written if someone more adept had written it. The excitement of this book are these first 15 years: Edit Storyline Four part biopic about classic Australian author A. They are for use by the media to accompany articles, essays, interviews and reviews relevant to the specific title.
There are amazingly generous people, often complete strangers, and then you have those villains – those that exploit others, and those that are put into untenable places, such as Facey’s mother. As a young boy Facey finds himself virtually alone in the world having to work for a living. My idea was to read books while traveling around CR and then leave them in whatever city I finished them thus making more room available in my suitcase to bring home souvineers.
From Our Catalogue Pre-Order. I feel very privileged to ilfe been given a peep into A Fortunate Life.
I am also very suspicious of the accurate dates and names of people recounted 70 years after the fact. As a mother, I was horrified at the circumstances this young boy found himself in and how terribly people can treat a child. Pages to import images to Wikidata. User Reviews Mini-series based on seminal Australian biography.
This is the kind of book that fqcey read aloud to your kids when they are beginning to be bored with you reading to them. Add the first question.
There are no literary devices employed: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There were always the birds and the animals in the bush. Dominic Sweeney Nikki Coghill.
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Some people get really hung up on the Gallipoli section of this book. His later life and the story of how he met his wife who he clearly loved deeply was also a great part. What makes it such a great read is that it contains so many details of everyday life in an era devoid of the cortunate of electronics, modern day appliances and fast, convenient travel and communication.
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 q why I belong in the camp of Facey fans. He was a staunch Labour party supporter. Like Facey, Paul was the kind of man fortunage could live off the land, build his own house and fix virtually anything.
A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey
Facey never had a formal education. He had many jobs which included droving, hammering spikes on the railway line, and boxing in a travelling troupe. I’ve read many, many autobiographies, most by famous people, most quite self-conscious, gortunate defensive.
From Chapter 3 forhunate don’t want to let this book go. It is not what I would typically read: What makes it such a great read is that it contains so many details of everyday life in an era devoid of the convenience of electronics, modern day appliances and fast, convenient travel and communicatio A Fortunate Life is the only book written by Australian author, Albert Bernard Facey.