The Olive Farm: A Memoir Of Life, Love, And Olive Oil In The South Of France

Paperback | June 25, 2002

byCarol Drinkwater

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When Carol Drinkwater and her fianc&eacute, Michel, are given the opportunity to purchase ten acres of an abandoned olive farm in the South of France, they find the region's splendor impossible to resist. Using their entire savings as a down payment, the couple embark on an adventure that brings them in contact with the charming countryside of Provence, its querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife. From the glamour of Cannes and the Isles of L&eacuterins to the charm of her own small plot of land-which she transforms from overgrown weeds into a thriving farm-Drinkwater triumphantly relates how she realized her dream of a peaceful, meaningful life.

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When Carol Drinkwater and her fianc&eacute, Michel, are given the opportunity to purchase ten acres of an abandoned olive farm in the South of France, they find the region's splendor impossible to resist. Using their entire savings as a down payment, the couple embark on an adventure that brings them in contact with the charming countr...

Carol Drinkwater is a critically acclaimed actress. Among her numerous stage and screen performances, she is probably best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 25, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142001309

ISBN - 13:9780142001301

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Olive Farm Review I bought this book at the Chunnel in Calais, France on my way through to England. I had just seen Under the Tuscan Sun and was hoping for something along the same lines. Interestingly enough, it was similar, but what makes this book a good read (especially in the winter) is its descriptions of the little village in the hills of the South of France and the cozy home the author and her love Michael build for themselves. Warm, rich, vivd and entertaining, you can almost hear the soft thud of the olives as they fall from the tree.
Date published: 2004-02-06