The Olive Harvest
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
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.
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The Olive Harvest by Carol Drinkwater
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 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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Publication date4th August 2011
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