Three Against the Wilderness

Fact and fiction

It seems that Eric Collier’s account of his environmental work is essentially factual (see the information from the archives of the BC Game Commission under Recognition brings beavers).

The book is packed with adventures – many of them featuring the young Veasy. The original cover describes it as an ‘amazing true story’, but Veasy revealed that the accounts it contains should not all be taken literally.
[Click on the ‘play’ arrow to hear the interview clip below.]

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  1. Jack Derksen said, on August 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This book has been a favorite of mine since I first read it more than fifty years ago. Eric and Lillian’s spirit has been a source of inspiration for me all of my life. I still go back and read sections of the book and just a few months ago my wife and I visited their site at Meldrum Creek. This has been on my list of things to do for a long, long time and this time I had to come all the way from Santa Cruz Bolivia to do it. PS: I should add that I have really enjoyed Veasy’s comments about the book and his parents.


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