The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France

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"All my life, I have dreamed of acquiring a crumbling, shabby-chic house overlooking the sea. In my mind's eye, I have pictured a corner of paradise where friends can gather to swim, relax, debate, eat fresh fruits picked directly from the garden and great steaming plates of food served from an al fresco kitchen and dished up on to a candlelit table the length of a railway sleeper..."

When Carol Drinkwater and her partner Michel have the opportunity to buy 10 acres of disused olive farm in Provence, the idea seems absurd. After all, they don't have a lot of money, and they've only been together a little while.

THE OLIVE FARM is the story of the highs and lows of purchasing the farm and life in Provence: the local customs and cuisine; the threats of fire and adoption of a menagerie of animals; the potential financial ruin and the thrill of harvesting their own olives - especially when they are discovered to produce the finest extra-virgin olive oil...

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¿Carol Drinkwater¿s vibrant and charming voice takes you on her personal story of her ventures with an abandoned Provencal olive farm which sees buys and lovingly restores with her new lover Michael. It is wonderful listening to Drinkwater tell her tale of the joys and challenges of adapting to life on an olive farm, the energy and activity day to day surrounding it, her embracing of Mediterranean life and the thrill of harvesting olives.¿ (Paul Ippolito www.webwombat.com.au/)

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First of Carol Drinkwater's wonderful books to be published in audio and CD. CD contains a bonus track interview with Carol Drinkwater. 'Beautifully written with a great sense of humour, it captures perfectly the dreamy atmosphere of the South of France and its people.' - Woman & Home. Abridged edition.

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