- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (3 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752877623
- ISBN-13: 978-0752877624
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 651,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love and Olive Oil in the South of France Paperback – 3 May 2006
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When she purchased a rundown property overlooking the Bay of Cannes in France, she discovered on the grounds sixty-eight, 400-year-old olive trees. Once the land was reclaimed and the olives pressed, Carol along with her French husband, Michel, became the producers of top-quality olive oil. Her series of memoirs, love stories, recounting her experiences on her farm (The Olive Farm, The Olive Season, The Olive Harvest and Return to the Olive Farm) have become international bestsellers. Carol's fascination with the olive tree extended to a seventeenth-month, solo Mediterranean journey in search of the tree's mythical secrets. The resulting travel books, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree, have inspired a five-part documentary films series entitled The Olive Route.
Carol has also been invited to work with UNESCO to help fund an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean with the dual goals of creating peace in the region and honouring the ancient heritage of the olive tree.
The new leader of the pack (THE TIMES)
Beautifully written with a great sense of humour, it captures perfectly the dreamy atmosphere of the south of France and its people (WOMAN AND HOME)
Charming and well written (DAILY MAIL)
A spellbinding memoir (CHOICE) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The first in Carol Drinkwater's bestselling trilogy set on a Provencal olive farm.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I am now about 2/3rds through the first book and have loved every bit of it so far Carol is every bit as good a writer as she is an actress she writes with such passion and such a humerous but factual way that you are transported there yourself you are living the dream with them and sharing the ups and downs of such a huge project.
It is one of the best books i have ever read its funny, its sad, its informative, it makes you want to have a better life for yourself and its a great way to unwind the stresses of modern life and drift you off to another world as you sleep.
I urge you to get this book, it really will warm you to your soul and may even inspire you to follow your own dreams....
I never believed for a moment that a sequel could be so much more engrossing and personal, but 'The Olive Season' is filled with the stories of visitors to the farm, together with the difficulties of bringing the olives to fruit, but it is her baring her soul in dealing with the trauma of a personal tragedy that tears ones heart out that makes this book stand out. She must be a fighter for she went on with her life and her farm, and in the end one knows she will come out on top. A joy to read and to re-read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book beautifully describing life in the south of francePublished 6 months ago by vicki holding
Very readable and it flowed like the olive oil it described so deliciously. A gem of a read and very highly recommended.Published 7 months ago by MRS JEAN ROGERS
It's nicely written but describes the scenery a little too much for me.Published 7 months ago by Christine M Lindsay
Loved this book. As I read it during some very cold days in January I found it lifted my spirit and reminded me of holidays spent in this region of France.Published 12 months ago by CDr