Magnificently Unrepentant

The Story of the Merve Wilkinson and Wildwood

By (author): Goody Niosi
ISBN 9781894384322
Softcover | Publication Date: May 1, 2001
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
236 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

“Merv Wilkinson and Wildwood, his small patch of forest, provide powerful evidence that a forest can be logged while its integrity is maintained in perpetuity. In speaking out against current industrial clear-cut logging practices, Merv has become a genuine Canadian hero. Uncompromising, tough, fearless and with a wonderful sense of humour, he is now an elder who inspires young people, who refer to his home as “Mervana.” This is a story that should be read by all who care about the future and seek alternatives to our destructive ways.” —David Suzuki

Over the past decade, thousands of visitors to Wildwood have been profoundly encouraged by what they’ve witnessed. This has led to a considerable level of national and international acclaim for Merv Wilkinson’s silvicultural philosophy and practices. Now the personal story behind these achievements has been told. This excellent book by Goody Niosi provides a compelling portrait of a truly remarkable man.” —Duncan M. Taylor

About the Author(s)

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1949, Goody Niosi immigrated to Canada at age five and grew up in Ontario. Although she promised herself at age 10 that she would be a writer when she grew up, she didn't pursue that career until she was 49. Her first career was in the film industry, working as a film editor in Vancouver and Toronto. She also managed to travel around the world once and explore Europe several times. Goody writes for the Nanaimo Daily News, Harbour City Star and other publications, and lives above a country stable with her two dogs. She loves the outdoors and is involved in various community activities. Please follow Goody on Twitter @Oodgy.