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The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
  

The Olive Farm

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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 escape the UK for a sun-drenched life on the continent.

The Olive Farm series:

1. The Olive Farm
2. The Olive Season
3. The Olive Harvest
4. The Olive Route
5. The Olive Tree
6. Return to the Olive Farm

Synopsis

The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater

The first in Carol Drinkwater's bestselling trilogy set on a Provencal olive farm.
"All my life, I have dreamed of acquiring a crumbling, shabby-chic house overlooking the sea. In my mind's eye, I have pictured a corner of paradise where friends can gather to swim, relax, debate, eat fresh fruits picked directly from the garden and great steaming plates of food served from an al fresco kitchen and dished up on to a candlelit table the length of a railway sleeper..."

When Carol Drinkwater and her partner Michel have the opportunity to buy 10 acres of disused olive farm in Provence, the idea seems absurd. After all, they don't have a lot of money, and they've only been together a little while.

The Olive Farm is the story of the highs and lows of purchasing the farm and life in Provence: the local customs and cuisine; the threats of fire and adoption of a menagerie of animals; the potential financial ruin and the thrill of harvesting their own olives - especially when they are discovered to produce the finest extra-virgin olive oil...

Reviews

‘Beautifully written with a great sense of humour, it captures perfectly the dreamy atmosphere of the South of France and its people’ WOMAN AND HOME

‘She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside’ BELLA

About the Author

Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater was our Guest Editor in May 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

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.

Author Photo © Michel Noll

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Carol Drinkwater

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
eBook Favourites

Travel writing
Autobiography: general

ISBN

9780753829349

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