Bert Facey taught himself to read and write. He was not successful, rich or famous. Yet his life story, published when he was eighty-seven, became an award-winning best-seller, and has inspired many thousands of readers. It is the story of a life lived with simple honesty, compassion and courage; of a parentless boy who started work at eight on
the rough West Australian frontier; who struggled as an itinerant rural labourer; who survived the gore of Gallipoli, the death of his son in World War II and that of his beloved wife after sixty devoted years - yet felt his life was fortunate. 220 x 147mm., pp. 10 (preliminaries), pictorial endpapers (photographs), 334, black & white illustrations, maps, Hard cover, blue cloth covered boards, silver embossed spine (title, author, publisher), in pictorial slip case. Contents, no inscriptions, 'bump' on back corner of slip case (book is fine). NEAR FINE.