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Title:A Fortunate Life
Price:AUD$24.80 (about USD$16.60)
Item ID:SB00-0120109
Publisher:Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, Western Australia, 1981
Illustrator:Robert Juniper
Binding:Softcover (with Flaps)
Condition:Very Good
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1981, Softcover (with Flaps), Book Condition: Very Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: Robert Juniper

Black-and-white photographic frontispiece showing the author as a young man in 1914. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white line drawing by Robert Juniper. Colour illustrated card cover (wraparound), again by Robert Juniper, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The autobiography of Albert Facey, who, during his life started work as a parentless eight-year-old boy in the rough Western Australian frontier in the late 19th century, survived Gallipoli, lost his farm during the depression, his son during World War II, and, after 60 years of marriage his beloved wife. Yet felt his life was fortunate. Inserted loosely in the book is ephemera related to A. B. Facey: – a postcard and guide / pamphlet about Albert Facey's homestead, numerous articles relating to either the book or the author and the souvenir programme from the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of the play "A Fortunate Life" including four tickets for the performance on Wednesday, 25 July 1984. A little creasing to the book corners and browning to the textblock edges and pages. There is an adhesive sticker to the lower left hand corner of the front panel stating "Winner, 1981 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award – Non--Fiction". The free front and paper has become a little foxed and previous owners sticker to the top right hand corner of the same page. Light age toning and faint foxing to the text block edges. The ephemera shows light use, except for the newspaper clippings which show browning – commensurate with paper use. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [13] 4 - 326 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Facey Illustrator: Robert Juniper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: 0909144508. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144500. Inventory No: 0120109.
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