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The Olive Season By Carol Drinkwater

The Olive Season
by Carol Drinkwater

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Carol Drinkwater's "The Olive Farm" told the tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm which they fell in love with and bought - a double love story. In this sequel, the couple approach the harvest and entice readers back to their Mediterranean world.
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The Olive Season Summary


The Olive Season: Amour, a New Life and Olives Too by Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater's bestselling book, THE OLIVE FARM, told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm which they fell in love with and bought - a double love story, recounting with wit, warmth and alluring detail the couple's attempts to bring their dreams to life. THE OLIVE SEASON begins with their realisation of another dream, a tropical island wedding. Returning to France, they find ever-reliable Arab gardener Quashia is leaving to marry off his youngest son. It is a bad blow. To gain the coveted AOC rating, Carol needs to plant a further 250 olive trees. Now, pregnant and often unassisted, she will have to do the bulk of the farm work. She struggles to find a water diviner to check for sources on the property. Then there is the matter of locating an elusive beekeeper who she hopes will place hives on the land in exchange for honey. Now, as the harvest season approaches, dramatic tensions cast dark shadows over the olive farm. With the magnificent humanity and texture of an Impressionist painting, The Olive Season entices readers into Carol and Michel's vibrant Mediterranean world.

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The Olive Season Reviews


A lovely read. WOMAN AND HOME Perhaps because Drinkwater has something of the actress in her writing, she projects herself as a genuine, likeable character with whom you want to identify. Her passion for France is also infectious...vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming. SUNDAY EXPRESS What gives the book its real strength is the tragedy at its core. Early on, Drinkwater discovers she is preganant. Hope bursts over her new French life. Then she miscarries. The episode and aftermath are recounted with great restraint. What was wonderful before is now refracted through dark clouds of depression. Drinkwater's sensitivity to the surroundings, both family and nature, takes on power and meaning...As with the olive harvest in, she begins to feel happiness again, and we feel pretty happy ourselves. I really hadn't expected that. DAILY TELEGRAPH

About Carol Drinkwater


Actress Carol Drinkwater is the author of the highly successful travel memoir THE OLIVE FARM and several novels.

Additional information

GOR001076755
The Olive Season: Amour, a New Life and Olives Too by Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwater
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2003-03-06
352
0316861162
9780316861168
N/A
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