The Wonder Of Little Things

Copley Vince

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Abc Books
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2022
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Description: 360 pages. Ex-Library. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A First Nations Elder shares his extraordinary story of finding kindness in the midst of prejudice, and joy in living life to the full A powerful tale that tells a different story of our country -- Bruce PascoeA great Australian book about a great Australian -- Paul KennedyTold with heart -- Ali Cobby EckermannDestined to become a classic -- Phillip AdamsWelcome to my story. Its a simple story of a simple person, whos lived a long life now with some struggles along the way. I didnt learn a lot in school, not in the classroom, anyway. But I learned a lot from life.Vince Copley was born on a government mission into poverty in 1936. By the time he was fifteen, five of his family had died. But at a home for Aboriginal boys, he befriended future leaders Charles Perkins, John Moriarty and Gordon Briscoe. They were friendships that would last a lifetime.Always remember youre as good as anybody else, his mother, Kate, often told him. And he was, becoming a champion footballer and premiership-winning coach. But change was in the air, and Vince knew he had more to contribute. So he teamed up with Charlie Perkins, his brother from the boys home, to help make life better for his people. At every step, with his beloved wife, Brenda, Vince found light in the darkness, the friendly face in the crowd, the small moments and little things that make the world go round.In The Wonder of Little Things, Vince tells his story with humour, humility and wisdom. Written with his friend Lea McInerney over many cups of tea, it is an Australian classic in the making, a plain-speaking account of hardship, courage and optimism told without self-pity or big-noting.Vinces love of life will make you smile, his heartache will make you cry, and his determination to enjoy life in the face of adversity will inspire you to find the wonder in little things every day.

ISBN: 9780733342448

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