The Olive Harvest

by Carol Drinkwater

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LoveReading View on The Olive Harvest

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 stoic determination and a certain acceptance of life, she soldiers on and writes about it honestly and warmly. A lovely book.
 
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

Sarah Broadhurst

The Olive Harvest Synopsis

 

The third bestselling final episode of a trilogy which began with The Olive Farm.


'The stars shimmer like spilled handfuls of glitter. The day is beginning to rise with a faint mist. As I turn my head, ghostly halos, auras of light, appear and disappear and I cannot tell if it is caused by my lightheadedness or is a freak of nature. The silence is truly awesome. Not a bird, not a whisper of wind, not a breath of life. Only the two of us, a most implausible pair, standing shoulder to shoulder gazing upon an awakening heaven'.

Returning to their home after an extended absence Carol and her husband Michel are looking forward to summer together on the farm. A shocking blow leaves Carol alone. The future is uncertain.

The Olive Harvest takes us beyond the perimeters of her olive groves to where hunters, poets, bee-keepers, boars and gypsies abide. In search of the language of troubadours, the dark and sometimes barbarous heart of Provence is revealed. Nature and the generosity of the South of France's harvests offer a path to joy and an abundant resolution.

The Olive Harvest Press Reviews

'The author's passion for her surroundings and the life she has created are evident in her vibrant descriptions of the local scenery and people'

EVENING HERALD DUBLIN

‘Drinkwater is rare writer who tackles other people brilliantly…Vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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ISBN: 9780753829363
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753829363
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Carol Drinkwater
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing, Autobiography: general,

About 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 ...

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