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

Author(s): Carol Drinkwater

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Fourth volume in the bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater


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The Olive Route recounts a thrilling, sensual and entertaining journey by the bestselling author of the much-loved Olive series Carol Drinkwater has built up a huge readership for all four of her Olive Farm memoirs The Olive Farm, The Olive Season and The Olive Harvest have all been Sunday Times bestsellers Between them they have sold half a million copies in Britain alone The Olive Harvest has to date sold more than 40,000 in hardcover and trade paperback and 100,000 in mass market paperback Excellent reviews for all of Carol Drinkwater's books: 'The new leader of the pack' The Times 'Beautifully written with a great sense of humour, it captures perfectly the dreamy atmosphere of the South of France and its people' Woman and Home 'A spellbinding memoir' Choice 'She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside' Bella

'one cannot resist Drinkwater's courage and joie de vivre, nor the enormous appetite and enthusiasm she has for her subject' -- Wendy Holden THE DAILY MAIL 'Drinkwater has a sharp eye for character, and the people who populate The Olive Route will not disappoint her fans...' -- Danuta Keane THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'an inspiring and captivating read...a lively, often humorous account, providing a fabulous insight to the olive route.' -- Rhona Wells MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE 'the adventures involved in the spread of the olive are colourful and intriguing' TRAVELLER 'part travel journal, part food story, and a social account of the eastern Mediterranean.' THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST 'Carol is an engaging travelling companion with an infectious enthusiasm for her subject.' CHOICE 'this lively, well-paced narrative.' BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE 'her sensitive and detailed descriptions give the reader a clear image of the fascinating destinations on her route' COTEDAZUR.COM

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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  • : 9780752881393
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : June 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carol Drinkwater
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 910.91822
  • : 448
  • : 1 Map(s)