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The Olive Farm, a Memoir of Life, Love and the Olive Oil in the Southy of France

Drinkwater, Carol

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ISBN 10: 1585671061 / ISBN 13: 9781585671069
Published by Overlook Press, 2001
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332 pages. Carol and her husband-to-be Michel have the opportunity to purchase ten acres of a disused olive farm in the South of France. The idea seems ridiculously far-fetched. After all,they are a young couple of limited means and have only been together a short time. But the splendor of the region becomes a force they are unable to resist. Michel presents their entire savings as a down payment for the farm, embarking the family on an adventure that will bring them in close contact with the charming countryside, querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife (including a ravenous wildboar) of Provence. Bookseller Inventory # 008715

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Title: The Olive Farm, a Memoir of Life, Love and ...

Publisher: Overlook Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First American Edition First Printing

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When the opportunity arises for Carol Drinkwater and her husband, Michel, to purchase ten acres of a disused olive farm in the South of France, the idea seems ridiculously farfetched.

After all, they are newlyweds of limited means, and Carol is still adjusting to her role as stepmother to Michel’s two daughters. But the splendor of the region becomes a force they are unable to resist. Michel presents their life savings to the real estate broker as a down payment for the farm, embarking the family on an adventure that will bring them in close contact with the charming countryside, querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife (including a ravenous wild boar) of Provence. In the spirit of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence and Frances Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun, The Olive Farm is a splendid tour of southern France, from the glamour of Cannes to the Iles de Lérins and a Cistercian monastery on the tiny isle of St. Honorat, to Carol Drinkwater’s own small piece of land, which she transforms from an overgrown plot of weeds and ivy to a thriving, productive farm, transforming in the process her own dream of a peaceful and meaningful life into reality.

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Carol Drinkwater is a critically acclaimed actress who starred in the BBC adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small.

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