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A little gem...,
This review is from: The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France (Paperback)
This book is one of the most enchanting books I’ve read for a long time. Carol Drinkwater reveals her talents as a wonderfully lyrical writer with the soul of a poet.
This is a book about her, her partner, their ever-increasing number of dogs, olive trees, and a cast of many entertaining friends and neighbours.
Carol and co stumbled upon, and fell in love with, a rustic but shabby olive farm in France. Despite nail biting negotiations they manageable to buy it. The Biography takes the reader, on a surprisingly inclusive journey, through the both the joys and steep learning curves of running an olive farm with no prior experience.
Simply put, this book congers up the rich and evocative language of an author who can make the sights, smells, taste, and magic of the Mediterranean become alive. It’s funny, it’s humane, and it’s worth reading.