Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater

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About Carol Drinkwater

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Carol Drinkwater is a critically acclaimed actress. Among her many stage and screen performances, she is probably most widely known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small.
 
Published April 23, 2001 by Overlook. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Once she gets back to her Provençal olive farm, the scene is all juniper and lavender and a baby on the way, with plenty of ripe prose: “The sun is rising into honeydew clouds that drift out of sight.” Then she moves on to the obligatory, endless fencing with the French bureaucracy (Drinkwater an...

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Eventually the problems were solved and the grove was producing the finest olive oil in the region, mainly because of the Drinkwaters’ hard work, but even more because of their ability to hire the right people to help out—such as René (who knew just about everything there was to know about olives...

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Striking a lovely balance of memoir, travelogue and olive-growing how-to, Drinkwater (The Olive Farm) delivers a richly textured account of her enviable life in southern France.

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Following in the footsteps of bestselling authors Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence) and Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun), Drinkwater has written a memoir of her flight to the good life in southern France.

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There are few better portraits of the different worlds - farmers and water-diviners, crooks and Euro-trash, Algerians and wearying officialdom - that intersect to create the Côte d'Azur.

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The Olive Season is the second in Carol Drinkwater’s series of autobiographical books about life in the South of France, and the trials and tribulations that come with running an olive farm and doing up and old villa.

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