The Olive Farm: A memoir of life, love and olive oil Paperback – 7 Jun 2001
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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)
* Restoring a French olive farm - an actress's lyrical account that will appeal to all admirers of UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN.
* Subtitle: A memoir of life, love and olive oil in the South of FranceSee all Product Description
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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.
Not this time for her acting ability, or for any character that She is pretending to be, but rather Her own steely determination and resolve.
This is an insight to a Lady who has spent most of Her life so far avoiding deep relationships and has been self reliant in Her travels, having found Herself suddenly head over heels in love with a wonderful man and their outwardly rash and plainly stupid, decision to spend a fortune they didn't have on a ruined farmhouse and acres of scrub.
Carol has a wide wonderful writing style, and I just know now that I am hooked and will be reading Her and charging my Kindle for ages yet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes they are all here - the stock characters who inhabit tales of buying a ruined house abroad: the horny-handed peasant with a heart of gold; the hapless heroine battling against... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Client d'Amazon
Carol Drinkwater submerges us into the sights, smells, colours and taste of France. Every time I read this, I'm seized with a longing to buy a pension there, although I suspect my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Highlander
An interesting and moving account of a risky adventure. Who would have thought that olives could be so important?
I quite enjoyed this book but think it is mis-titled "A memoir of life love and olive oil" It is a memoir of how the author and her husband bought and struggled to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Silvertabby
Compelling read. Has kept me turning the page to find out the next drama that has challenged them.Published 2 months ago by ZillyB
Romance in provence with an insight into financing film and theatre productionsPublished 4 months ago by David C Cheek
I love this book! It transports me to a different world. Brings back memories of picking olives with my in laws and gives me hope for the future to return to the heat and smells of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book beautifully describing life in the south of francePublished 13 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 14 months ago by MRS JEAN ROGERS