What inspires me Wednesdays 18

This month as a lead up to Clunes Booktown I’m looking forward to sharing with you four authors that have inspired me over the last few years.  After my life changing accident a few years ago I had a lot more time to read books and I sought out autobiographies of those who lives would inspire me to keep going.

One I re-read as I had already read it as a child was A Fortunate Life by A.B.Facey. He died 9 months after the book was published so he never got to see it made into a TV mini series, stage play and documentary.  Before he died though he was quoted as saying ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about’ when asked about the early popularity of the book.

I don’t want to give too much away about the story so you can discover his life for yourself but I still remember after reading it as a child how remarkable I thought it was that after all the hardships he endured during his life especially those while he was a child when you are least equipped to handle what life can throw at you that he was still able to call it ‘A Fortunate Life’

Who’s story has inspired you?

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