The Olive Route

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781780220642

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 9th June 2011

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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In the terrific bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater, bestselling author of THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER

‘She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside’ BELLA

‘Spellbinding’ CHOICE

‘One cannot resist Drinkwater’s courage and joie de vivre, nor the enormous appetite and enthusiasm for her subject’ Wendy Holden DAILY MAIL

Since Carol Drinkwater moved to an olive farm in France she has developed a passion for the olive tree and the culture that has grown up around it. From the eastern shores of the shimmering Mediterranean to its western coast this fruit is farmed. Its silvery-green branches have inspired painters and poets, but who first pressed its ‘bitter berry’ and transformed it into liquid gold?

In quest of its secrets and traditions, Carol embarked on a solo adventure round the Mediterranean basin. Transporting readers across the olive’s ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes full circle, back to her farm in the sun-baked Provençal hills.

Reviews

'her sensitive and detailed descriptions give the reader a clear image of the fascinating destinations on her route'
COTEDAZUR.COM
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
One cannot resist Drinkwater's courage and joie de vivre, nor the enormous appetite and enthusiasm she has for her subject
Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
She writes so well you can almost smell the sun-baked countryside
BELLA
Drinkwater is a rare writer who tackles other people brilliantly...Vibrant, intoxicating and heart-warming SUNDAY EXPRESS
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Spellbinding
CHOICE
The new leader of the pack
THE TIMES