Bridlewood Manor

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Title: Bridlewood Manor
Author(s): Mitsugi
Date(s): Started May 2001, last updated June 2004
Length: ~660,000
Genre:
Fandom: Gundam Wing
External Links: On ff.net

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Bridlewood Manor is an unfinished Gundam Wing fanfic by Mitsugi, with 94 chapters published between 2001 and 2004. It was very popular at the time[1]. It is a Historical AU set in Victorian England.

Author summary: The ongoing saga of a Japanese spy and an American waif, thrown together in a tapestry of espionage, romance and murder in London of the early 1900s, with the fabulous Peacecraft estate as a backdrop for their adventures.

Mitsugi cites the television series 'Upstairs, Downstairs' as an inspiration for the story in her author notes [2]

Recs & Reviews

  • "If you haven't read this, you have to be very new to the fandom or have a short attention span. This fic is amazingly long and engaging and beyond charming. It is the all-time classic of Gundam Wing fanfiction, even if it is 6 chapters away from being finished and on hiatus." [3]
  • Well, what can I say about this fic? Only that it's one of the best fics I've read -- ever, be it an AU or regular fic -- in any fandom. ... The attention to detail is mind-blowing, the characters all ring true to their canon counterparts (all of them, and since BW has a very large cast, this all the more amazing) and the build-up of the relationships is just... awe-inspiring. ... Bridlewood Manor is the kind of story everyone should have read. [4]

References

  1. Over 800 reviews on fanfiction.net as of June 2011. Although presumably a lot of them are just whining about the story never being finished.
  2. "Bridlewood Manor is a story partly modelled after the classic British TV series, Upstairs, Downstairs, and it takes place in "real-time" minus 100 years exactly." Bridlewood Manor Chapter 1, accessed 15 June 2011.
  3. Regnabo in hir LJ, 21 July 2006 (accessed 17 June 2011).
  4. Fanfiction Recommendations at Self Destruction 101 (accessed 17 June 2011).