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Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. She is also the author of over twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her quartet of memoirs set on her olive farm in the south of France have sold over a million copies worldwide and her solo journey round the Mediterranean in search of the Olive tree's mythical secrets inspired a five-part documentary film series, The Olive Route. Carol lives in the south of France where she is writing her next novel.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Carol Drinkwater

The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater
The Lost Girl
Carol Drinkwater
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | July 2017 eBook of the Month. A mesmerising, haunting, and extraordinarily relevant yet beautifully evocative read. Kurtiz arrives in Paris after a sighting of her missing daughter,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017
The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater
The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
Seductively beautiful and evocative writing ensures ‘The Forgotten Summer’ is hard to put down. A vineyard in France holds the key to secrets and lies that have been hidden in history. 48 year old Jane finds herself torn, she is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater
Reader Reviewed The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
March 2016 eBook of the Month. Seductively beautiful and evocative writing ensures ‘The Forgotten Summer’ is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
The Olive Harvest by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Harvest
Carol Drinkwater
This is the third of Carol’s books documenting her idyllic life in the South of France but despite the title speaking of plenty and abundance, there was no harvest, no husband and no easy life. I admire this woman; with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
A beautiful tale of a new life in France; an account of the highs and lows of restoring an olive farm, and the colourful characters met with in a typical Provencal village. It'll make you want to sell up and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Return to the Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
I found this the most absorbing of Carol Drinkwater’s reports from her Provence Olive Farm, a sink or swim account of attempting to free the farm and its inhabitants from the dangerous chemicals needed to bring an Olive crop to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2011
Suffragette by Carol Drinkwater
Suffragette
Carol Drinkwater
It's 1909. Dollie is swept up in the thrill of the campaign for Votes for Women. Against her guardian's wishes, she marches against Parliament with Emmeline Pankhurst and her fellow suffragettes. But as the movement turns violent, women are imprisoned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2011
Return to the Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater
July 2010 Editor's Choice. Continuing the story of Carol Drinkwater’s beloved Olive Farm. After returning from 18 months travelling around the Mediterranean Carol discovers that her dream of running an organic farm is threatened by nature and by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
Return to the Olive Farm: Unabridged Audiobook by Carol Drinkwater
Return to the Olive Farm: Unabridged Audiobook
Carol Drinkwater
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Continuing the story of Carol Drinkwater’s beloved Olive Farm. After returning from 18 months travelling around the Mediterranean Carol discovers that her dream of running an organic farm is...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 20/05/2010
1900: A Brand-new Century A London Girl's Diary, 1899-1900 by Carol Drinkwater
1900: A Brand-new Century A London Girl's Diary, 1899-1900
Carol Drinkwater
The diary of Flora Bonnington, London 1899-1900: 'A day slips away like sand in a sand glass and so we are caught up in this inevitable passage towards 1900. I bought a journal... it will record my journey into the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2010
The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Tree
Carol Drinkwater
If you have followed Carol through her trials and tribulations of running her olive farm then this is a must. Newcomers will find her enthusiasm for her subject irresistible. Now she knows that new approaches to farming are needed and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
The Hunger : An Irish Girl's Diary, 1845-1847 by Carol Drinkwater
The Hunger : An Irish Girl's Diary, 1845-1847
Carol Drinkwater
It's 1845 and blight has destroyed the precious potato crop leaving Ireland starving. Phyllis works hard to support her struggling family, but when her mother's health deteriorates she sets off in search of her rebel brother and is soon swept...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2008
The Olive Route : A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Route : A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean
Carol Drinkwater
Fourth volume in the bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater. Transporting readers across the olive's ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2007
The Olive Season by Carol Drinkwater
The Olive Season
Carol Drinkwater
Moving on from The Olive Farm, The Olive Season sees Carol and Michel taking on an entirely new challenge: pregnancy. As ever, nothing goes entirely to plan and Carol writes wonderfully of her struggles and triumphs on her cherished...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2006

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