We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers by A B Facey

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 hopeful despite the hardships of his lfe. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration.

This edition has been specially adapted for young readers.

Buy A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers by A B Facey from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781925591446
ISBN-10: 1925591441
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Fremantle Press
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

Book Reviews - A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers by A B Facey

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers book by A B Facey and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - A B Facey

A.B. Facey was born in 1894 and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Western Australia. His father died before he was two and he was deserted by his mother soon afterwards. He was looked after by his grandmother until he was eight years old, when he went out to work. His many jobs included droving, hammering spikes on the railway line from Merredin to Wickepin and boxing in a travelling troupe. He was in the Eleventh Battalion at the Gallipoli landing; after the war, he became a farmer under the Soldier Settlement Scheme but was forced off the land during the Depression. He joined the tramways and was active in the Tramways Union. A.B. Facey, who had no formal education, taught himself to read and write. He made the first notes on his life soon after World War I, and filled notebooks with his accounts of his experiences. Finally, on his children's urging, he submitted the hand-written manuscript to the Press. He died in 1982, nine months after A Fortunate Life had been published to wide acclaim.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.