The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean

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Orion, Jun 9, 2011 - Travel - 448 pages
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Fourth volume in the bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater

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 (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

Review: The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean (Olive series)

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

Although parts are interesting, it lacks some more introspection from the author to make it fully engaging. Carol traces the route of the olive oil production. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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 enjoyed a long and distinguished career as both an actress and writer. During her acting career she has worked in film, television and theatre. Her credits include working with Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre and Stanley Kubrick on A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.

Carol is the author of six bestselling memoirs: THE OLIVE FARM, THE OLIVE SEASON, THE OLIVE HARVEST, THE OLIVE ROUTE, THE OLIVE TREE and RETURN TO THE OLICE FARM. Carol worked with UNESCO on a lavish documentary film series inspired by her two most recent books, THE OLIVE ROUTE and THE OLIVE TREE. The series is both travel and history based and will follow an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean Basin. The aim is to celebrate the cultural heritage of this sacred tree. The first transmissions will be in Canada in February and in Germany in April 2013.

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