The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean
Since Carol Drinkwater moved to an olive farm in France she has developed a passion for the olive tree and the culture that has grown up around it. From the eastern shores of the shimmering Mediterranean to its western coast this fruit is farmed. Its silvery-green branches have inspired painters and poets, but who first pressed its 'bitter berry' and transformed it into liquid gold?
In quest of its secrets and traditions, Carol embarked on a solo adventure round the Mediterranean basin. Transporting readers across the olive's ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes full circle, back to her farm in the sun-baked Provenal hills.
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Review: The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean. Carol Drinkwater (Olive series)User Review - Kate McKinstry - Goodreads
My favorite books of Ms. Drinkwater's are those when she is home in France, writing about life at Appassionata. That being said, I also intensely enjoyed her account of traveling throughout the ... Read full review
Review: The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean. Carol Drinkwater (Olive series)User Review - bibliotekker Holman - Goodreads
I always look for interesting travelogues from which to glean impressions about the world as well as fuel for teaching. While not the best, the author provides some interesting glimpses of nations ... Read full review