Building The Bridge

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A Period Drama set in Africa at a time when the British Empire is at its height in developing the colonies and follows a young man's adventure in life, love and growing up in a wild, volatile and often dangerous environment.

 

This is my first real attempt at a novel style drama, so please bare with me as I am sure that this adventure will be as interesting and challenging for you as it is for me.

Wish me luck :)



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This sounds really intriguing, historical fiction. Looking forward to reading this.

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I'm enjoying this story a lot. Growing up I remember reading old National Geographic Magazines about Rhodesia, and how it was one of the most beautiful areas in the world. To have seen it at a time when it was new to Western eyes would have been overwhelming. The photo of the bridge in the sunlight through the mists of Victoria Falls is perfect for this story. Did you take it yourself?

Jacob's family makes me think of those E.M.Forster, D.H.Lawrence, & Sommerset Maugham classic period tales. I think you're doing a great job with your characters. The way you portray them seems very real and authentic to the period, when roles were strictly conformed to, and the sense of doing one's duty was paramount.

I have a feeling that Jacob is in for quite an adventure, and he might have some of his peconceived notions challenged in Africa. He's obviously a highly adaptive person, so I can't wait to see how deals with the 'Dark Continent".

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On 05/27/2012 10:27 AM, Stephen said:
I'm enjoying this story a lot. Growing up I remember reading old National Geographic Magazines about Rhodesia, and how it was one of the most beautiful areas in the world. To have seen it at a time when it was new to Western eyes would have been overwhelming. The photo of the bridge in the sunlight through the mists of Victoria Falls is perfect for this story. Did you take it yourself?

Jacob's family makes me think of those E.M.Forster, D.H.Lawrence, & Sommerset Maugham classic period tales. I think you're doing a great job with your characters. The way you portray them seems very real and authentic to the period, when roles were strictly conformed to, and the sense of doing one's duty was paramount.

I have a feeling that Jacob is in for quite an adventure, and he might have some of his peconceived notions challenged in Africa. He's obviously a highly adaptive person, so I can't wait to see how deals with the 'Dark Continent".

Stephen your praise is high, and I hope that the story continues to meet with your expectations.

Rhodesia was and still is a magnificent country if not somewhat spoilt by politics of the day.

I did not take the picture of the bridge, but I agree that from that angle it is a spectacular vista of the falls and the mighty bridge.

Jacob has a lot to learn, and a lot of living to do. There is much to come in this tale, including a savage twist towards the end. I hope you continue to enjoy and thank you so much for your support.

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On 05/19/2012 01:22 PM, Foster said:
This sounds really intriguing, historical fiction. Looking forward to reading this.
Thanks Bugeye. I hope you enjoy the story as much as it unfolds. :)

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