A fortunate life

A B Facey

Born in 1894, Albert Barnett Facey had no formal education, teaching himself how to read and write. He 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.

Facey died in 1982, nine months after A fortunate life was published to wide acclaim. Over 800,000 copies have now been sold, and the book is in its 97th reprint.

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.

Soft cover, 422 pages.