The Olive Route

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Orion, Jun 9, 2011 - Travel - 448 pages
7 Reviews
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 Provenšal 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

About the author (2011)

Actress Carol Drinkwater is probably best known for her role as Helen Herriot in the BBC series 'All Creatures Great and Small.' Also an accomplished novelist, she has achieved bestselling status with her much-loved memoirs of life on an olive farm in France. Carol Drinkwater is working with (has been invited to work with) UNESCO to help found an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean Basin. The aim is to create peace within the region and honour the heritage of this sacred tree.

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