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bouncebounce crunch20/12/2012 14:48:16
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A Fortunate life, by Albert Facey.

he was a private during Gallipoli but his life before and after is as gripping, inspirational and lonesome. it is a good read I read it 20 years ago and i am searching to read it again.

Edited By bouncebouncecrunch on 20/12/2012 14:48:35

Tom Sharp 220/12/2012 19:44:25
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It was serialised on the telly, if I remember rightly it didn't seem a very fortunate life.

bouncebounce crunch20/12/2012 22:26:35
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Tom, I never new the book was turned into a tv series, but you are right, when i was reading the book i kept thinking 'why is this book called a fortunate life?" as Albert certainly had more than his fair share of hardships but he certainly saw and experienced a lot.

Martin Harris20/12/2012 23:04:21
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Edited By Martin Harris on 20/12/2012 23:04:52

Martin Harris20/12/2012 23:04:34
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I know nothing of the book but perhaps he felt fortunate to have survived Gallipoli and his other trials and tribulations?

Tom Sharp 221/12/2012 19:12:24
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It stuck in my mind because he married a girl from a town called Bunbury, just south of Perth, Western Australia.

Bunbury being named after a village here in Cheshire.

John Hickson22/12/2012 06:47:09
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Had many an alcohol induced headache in Bunbury, can't remember the name of the pub though.

bouncebounce crunch22/12/2012 07:16:46
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A few answers for you Gents.

Martin you must have a read if you can get a copy, this was a book that earned literary prizes in Oz Albert lost two brothers to war and his upbringing as a child was brutal. I know i would never be man enough to fill the shoes of his or men like him, that faced the first World or any war for that matter and then move on with the pain in your heart for so long.

Tom you are correct with Bunbury and marrying a Bunbury Lass, also you were right about the tv series I don't know why i was in the dark with that one some of Australia's most loved actors starred in the show.blush

Finally to John, It was the heat not the alcohol, I have experienced this phenomena on plenty of occasions in the past, and will probably encounter the right atmospheric temperature and baromic pressures causing this effect in futurebeerbeer

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