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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

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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 full circle, back to her farm in the sun-baked Provencal hills.

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 Route : A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean by Carol Drinkwater

Since Carol Drinkwater moved to an olive farm in France she has developed a passion for the olive tree and the culture that has grown up around it. From the eastern shores of the shimmering Mediterranean to its western coast this fruit is farmed. Its silvery-green branches have inspired painters and poets, but who first pressed its 'bitter berry' and transformed it into liquid gold? In quest of its secrets and traditions, Carol embarked on a solo adventure round the Mediterranean basin.

Reviews

'one cannot resist Drinkwater's courage and joie de vivre, nor the enormous appetite and enthusiasm she has for her subject'
Wendy Holden THE DAILY MAIL

'Drinkwater has a sharp eye for character, and the people who populate The Olive Route will not disappoint her fans...'
Danuta Keane THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'an inspiring and captivating read...a lively, often humorous account, providing a fabulous insight to the olive route.'
Rhona Wells MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE

'the adventures involved in the spread of the olive are colourful and intriguing'
TRAVELLER

'part travel journal, part food story, and a social account of the eastern Mediterranean.'
THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

'Carol is an engaging travelling companion with an infectious enthusiasm for her subject.'
CHOICE

'this lively, well-paced narrative.'
BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE

'her sensitive and detailed descriptions give the reader a clear image of the fascinating destinations on her route'
COTEDAZUR.COM

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

13th June 2007

Author

Carol Drinkwater

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Travel
eBook Favourites

Travel writing
Autobiography: general

ISBN

9780752881393

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