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The Olive Season By The Author of the Bestselling The Olive Farm

by Carol Drinkwater

The Olive Season By The Author of the Bestselling The Olive Farm Synopsis

I scan the terraces, planted with row upon row of ancient olive trees. It is April, late spring. Here in the hills behind the Cote d'Azur the olive groves are delicately blossomed, with their tiny, white-forked flowers. Beyond them, perched halfway up the slope of the hill, our belle epoque villa comes into view. Abounding in balustrade terraces, nestling among cedars and palms, facing out at a south-westerly angle, overlooking the bay of Cannes towards the sun-kissed Mediterranean, there it is, Appassionata, awaiting us... THE OLIVE FARM told how Carol Drinkwater and partner Michel fell in love with and bought an abandoned Provencal olive farm. Now, in THE OLIVE SEASON, Carol is pregnant and their ever-loyal gardener is leaving to oversee the marriage of his son. Often unassisted, and with new challenges to face, Carol takes on the bulk of the farm work alone. Water is, as ever, a costly problem, and she goes in search of a diviner who promises almost magical results. But, as the harvest season approaches, dramatic events cast dark shadows of their olive farm.

The Olive Season By The Author of the Bestselling The Olive Farm Press Reviews

Sensual, romantic, and personal ... a new take on travel writing. Drinkwater is a perpetual student, and her delightful curiosity is infectious. [The Olive Season] is filled with charming passages about her various passions.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753829356
Publication date: 12th May 2011
Author: Carol Drinkwater
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Travel writing, Autobiography: general,

About Carol Drinkwater

Best known for her role as Helen Herriot in BBC Television's ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (for which she was awarded THE VARIETY CLUB TELEVISION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD), Carol Drinkwater has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as both an actress and writer. During her acting career she has worked in film, television and theatre. Her credits include working with Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre and Stanley Kubrick on A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Carol is the author of six bestselling memoirs: THE OLIVE FARM, THE OLIVE SEASON, THE OLIVE HARVEST, THE OLIVE ROUTE, THE OLIVE TREE and RETURN ...

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