The Olive Season: Amour, a New Life and Olives Too
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Amour, a new life, and olives too
Carol Drinkwater's bestwelling The Olive Farm told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm which they fell in love with and bought - a double love story, recounted with wit, warmth and alluring detail.
In The Olive Season, Carol is now pregnant and their every-loyal Arab gardener is leaving to oversee the marrying off of his last son. Often unassisted, and with new challenges to face, she takes on the bulk of the farm work alone. Water is, as ever, a costly problem and she goes in search of a diviner who promises almost magical results. But, as the harvest season approaches, dramatic events cast dark shadows over their olive farm.
With magnificent humanity and colourful characters, The Olive Season entices readers into Carol and Michel's vibrant Mediterranean world. It is mesmeric and uplifting storytelling.
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In the beginning I felt that, despite the author's repeated claims, someone who hopscotchs Pacific Islands for the perfect wedding spot and attends Cannes Festival cannot be called poor. Reading on, however, I realize that being rich enough to buy a big villa with an olive farm but not rich enough to hire an army of staff to tend to it is hard work indeed. Which makes me feel considerable better living in my humble dwelling.
Like a good tour guide, the author never wastes an opportunity to feed you interesting facts, without being annoying or forced. She will regale juicy tidbits of Cannes when attending the film festival; historic facts of the great general while driving on La Route Napoleon... not to mention all the "did-you-know" about plants and animals she encountered.
This will be mailed to vainilla79 in a day or two.
And as a kind of sidepath, she tells a lot about the history of the Provence and its habitants and habits. Lovely!
Thanks laura0141 for sharing this book with me.
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