THE PLACE OF LIONS by Eric Campbell

The English author Eric Campbell has spent most of his working life in Papua New Guinea and in Tanzania. He has written several novels from exotiv places that he knows well.

The Place of the Lions is set in London and in Tanzania.

The main character is Chris Harris, a 14 year old boy whose mother died a few years ago. He seems mature for his age, and his best friend at school is Henry, the caretaker. Chris’ father grieves the loss of his wife and depends on his son for strength and moral support. Other important characters in the book are: Mike Taylor, a safari guide, Hyram T. Johnson, an American safari tourist, an air pilot, a band of poachers and last, but not least, an old lion preparing to die.

Neither Chris nor his father is very happy with their life in London after Chris’ mother died. When Mr. Harris is offered a job in Tanzania, they decide to move and start a new life there. After they arrive at the Kilimanjaro airport, they board a small plane which is to bring them to their destination: Musoma. But the plane never gets there… It crashes in the middle of the Serengeti. Both Chris, his father and the pilot are injured, but among them Chris is the better off, and the men depend on him for help. A flock of lions nearby represents a serious threat. And when Chris sets off into the vast Serengeti plain to look for help, one of the lions follow him…

The point of view of the narrator varies. Most of the story is told from Chris’ point of view, but some parts are told from the point of view of the safari guide, others from that of the lion.

The Place of Lions is a book about loss and loneliness, about starting a new life, about courage and about the special friendship that can exist between animal and human being — between the beast and the boy.

I like the book very much, because it is easy to read and well written, and it is a dramatic and exciting story. The author shows that he knows a great deal about wildlife in Tanzania. I also learned something from this book.
Hey, Anders, your stories are great. I'll read them again tomorrow as I am knackered right now. Although I think they are very good I would also say you were not in a positive mood when you wrote them. Now, do you have any positive ones? Looking forward to reading them. I am an optimistic person. Cheers.
Hi Anders,
Great! You give us a very clear description about the content the book. The sentence 'The point of view..... ' is not so correct, because point of view actually means opinion. I suggest the word angle may be better.
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Thanks for the tip!
This report was written when I was 14 years old, the ninth grade in Norway.

As to if I have written any positive stories, I am afraid I have not done that yet, except I find my interview (also on this page) a little more positive.
And as I like to look upon myself as a optimistic person too, I am sure I will write more positive stories in the future.

Thanks a lot for all feedback!
it was very nice ,keep up the good work!
Hello jiaoqiang1,

In this situation "point of view" was correctly used.
It means that the story is being told from the view point of a certain character,
that their experiences and thoughts define what we are told.

P.O.V., for point of view, is also an acronym used in film making. It is used there to describe the
camera position, showing that a certain character is seeing what you are viewing on the screen.
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P.O.V. can also refer to Persistence Of Vision - quite unrelated to Trellis's most excellent information relevant to this thread.
What is Persistence of vision? It is the length of time that a given pixel remains illuminated on a cathode ray monitor, thus giving a smooth picture rather than a flickering one. There is a great piece of public domain 3D raytracing and rendering software that incorporates P.O.V. in its name; POVRAY. For those into things public domain, POVRAY is also freely available for Linux.
Oh, good report Anders - from my point of view.