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Return to the Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : May 05, 2011
Imprint : Phoenix
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753826812
Price : 699

About the book

NOW A MAJOR NEW TV SERIES: CAROL DRINKWATER'S SECRET PROVENCE

Life and love, olive groves and bee hives in Provence - further adventures in the bestselling Olive Farm series from the author of THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER

'Drinkwater is a rare writer who tackles other people brilliantly...Vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside' BELLA

After sixteen months of travelling round the Mediterranean in search of the ancient secrets of the olive tree, Carol returns to her beloved olive farm in the south of France, to her husband Michel and his burgeoning family. However, the homecoming celebrations are overshadowed by disturbing discoveries.

The plight of the honey bee has become an international crisis and Carol is faced with unsettling news about the hives on her own olive farm.

While the multinational companies are pushing for 'bigger, better, bumper' crops, a small band of farmers and ecologists are calling for a halt to many of the modern farming malpractices that are endangering the planet. Carol is amongst them. But it puts her own farm, her idyll, under threat. At what point do you turn your back on all that you believe in and all that you have been fighting for?

This is the story of how Carol and Michel struggle with some difficult choices, and how they decide to deal with the unavoidable disappointments and inevitable responsibilities that come with running an organic farm.


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A passionate book about confronting difficult environmental issues.
I found this the most absorbing of Carol Drinkwater's reports from her Provence Olive Farm, a sink or swim account of attempting to free the farm and its inhabitants from the dangerous chemicals needed to bring an Olive crop to fruition.

Beautifully written with a great sense of humour, it captures perfectly the dreamy atmosphere of the South of France and its people

She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside

The new leader of the pack

One cannot resist Drinkwater's courage and joie de vivre, nor the enormous appetite and enthusiasm for her subject

Drinkwater is a rare writer who tackles other people brilliantly...Vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming

A spellbinding memoir

A passionate book about confronting difficult environmental issues>
     
Carol Drinkwater

Best known for her role as Helen Herriot in BBC Television's ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (for which she was awarded THE VARIETY CLUB TELEVISION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD) Carol Drinkwater has...(+)

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