The Olive Season: Amour, a New Life and Olives Too

by Carol Drinkwater | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0349115494 Global Overview for this book
Registered by laura0141 of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 8/15/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The Back of the Book

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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Journal Entry 2 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Janette141 read this while in hospital and was quite impressed.


Offered as BookRing.

Journal Entry 3 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 22, 2006
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Journal Entry 4 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 30, 2006
PMed azuki for addy

Journal Entry 5 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 03, 2007
On way to azuki

Journal Entry 6 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, January 15, 2007
I received it Saturday, thanks, and have started on a few pages already. I haven't read the first book, The Olive Farm, (honestly didn't know there was one before I signed up) but it is very easy to get into the narratives and I can tell this will be one book I won't regret reading.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a heartfelt memoir of her time on the olive farm, with ocassional detours down the memory lane. At times funny, at times painful, the voice is always sincere, like an old friend.

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.

Journal Entry 8 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Hello! I received the book today! Thank you! I will read it as soon as possible!

Journal Entry 9 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Sent to the following bookcrosser in The Netherlands a few days ago! Sorry for my delay:(

Journal Entry 10 by wingJoanazinhawing from Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, May 11, 2007
Book arrived safely in Holland! I've read The Olive Farm several years ago and liked it very much. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to read more about the life of Carol and Michel in la douce France.

Journal Entry 11 by wingJoanazinhawing from Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, May 28, 2007
What a beautiful book and a nice read! I loved it from the first page till the last, couldn't stop reading till I'd finished it. Carol Drinkwater is a very gifted writer who gives us an insight in her life throughout a year at Apassionata, the olive farm. She does not hesitate to share with us the difficult moments in her life but also of the happy gatherings with family and friends and the hard work it takes to 'run' the farm.
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.

Journal Entry 12 by wingJoanazinhawing at on Wednesday, June 06, 2007

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Journal Entry 13 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 21, 2007
Received with special thanks for the cute post-card.

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Journal Entry 14 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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