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The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater
  

The Olive Tree

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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 so she travels through France, Spain, Italy and North Africa to seek the best solutions.

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

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Synopsis

The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater

THE OLIVE TREE charts Carol Drinkwater's colourful and often dangerous journey in search of the routes that olive cultivation has taken over the centuries. Set during a springtime Mediterranean that is evocative and perennial, it is above all a tale of our time.

Troubled by challenges her own South of France farm is experiencing, Carol realises new approaches to farming are becoming essential.

Her quest takes her south through Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Italy before she finally returns to her farm.

Through her travels and vivid encounters, Carol confronts some of the critical issues of our time - land-care and the harsh realities of diminishing water reserves - and ends her momentous journey in the company of olive growers whose vision for the future is remarkable and ingenious.

Reviews

'A gripping adventure' BELFAST TELEGRAPH

'Carol's latest book, The Olive Tree, is a fascinating personal travelogue that addresses some crucial issues of our time' MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE

'...with the publication of the Olive Tree, it's now a five book epic which defies description. Is it a biography, a travelogue, a love story?...' CLASSIC FM ARTS DAILY ONLINE

'It is Drinkwater's ability to engage and empathise with those she encounters - whether on her farm or on her travels - that makes her such a popular writer.'IRISH INDEPENDENT

'The book is an engaging combination of travelogue and mystery story with many apposite observations on green issues - another area that Carol feels very strongly.' YORKSHIRE POST

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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Publication date

11th June 2009

Author

Carol Drinkwater

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Travel
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Travel writing

ISBN

9780753826126

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