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A true classic of Australian literature, Facey’s simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century – the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.

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  • EBook

    9781742283975

    July 1, 1985

    Penguin eBooks

    168 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781925591408

    April 21, 2018

    Fremantle Press

    RRP $26.99

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Also by A B Facey

A Fortunate Life: Fremantle Press Treasures Edition
A Fortunate Life: Edition for Young Readers
A Fortunate Life: Australian Children's Classics

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