Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a "fortunate" one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.
©1981 Albert B. Facey (P)2005 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
"A hard but amazing life"
It's a slow start, and it's tough but realistic view of country Australia at the start and during the 20th century. The part on world war 1 at Gallipoli is incredible and post the first war interesting.
It's a hard life he endured but a fortunate one and that given many take-away's in my own life and I have the upmost respect for what he endured and what is told.
Definitely read this.
The best book I have ever encountered
It was great and will listen to it again. Should be compulsory in all schools
"A BRILLIANT life story, well written, I loved it."
Brilliant. I wouldn't have described all of his life as "fortunate" but A.B sure did. A fantastic story!!!!!
Meeting his wife to be after receiving socks from her whilst at war.
Hard one to answer but he did a BRILLIANT job!!
A must read!! Hard to stop listening!!!
It was ok.....it kept me going because of the many different jobs and people this young man met during his life.
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