Three Against the Wilderness

By (author): Eric Collier
ISBN 9781894898546
Softcover | Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
320 Pages

About the Book

Timeless tales about wilderness living.

Eric Collier’s riveting recollections about the 26 years that he, his wife Lillian and son Veasy spent homesteading in the isolated Chilcotin wilderness made for an international bestseller and one of the most famous books ever written about British Columbia.

In the early 1930s, Collier and his family moved to Meldrum Creek, where the couple built their own log house and learned to live off the land. Fulfilling a promise to Lillian’s grandmother to bring the beavers back to the area she knew as a child before the White man came, Collier was instrumental in the species’ survival. Collier’s timeless tales about roughing it in the bush and the resourcefulness inspired by this lifestyle’s challenges will engage readers young and old.

About the Author(s)

Wilderness guide, trapper and conservationist Eric Collier was born in England in 1903. He was sent to Canada to work as a "mud pup" for his cousin, Harry Marriott, the author of Cariboo Cowboy. Collier died at Riske Creek, B.C., in 1966.