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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 sixty 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.
Over 800,000 copies sold
Now in it's 97th reprint

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143003540

    April 20, 2005

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    432 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140320091

    July 1, 1985

    Puffin (AU YR)

    176 pages

    RRP $17.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742280783

    April 20, 2005

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    348 pages

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  • EBook

    9781742283975

    July 1, 1985

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    168 pages

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Also by A B Facey

A Fortunate Life: Penguin Australian Classics
A Fortunate Life: Australian Children's Classics
A Fortunate Life: Australian Children's Classics

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