The Olive Harvest

The Olive Harvest : A Memoir of Love, Old Trees, and Olive Oil

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"The stars shimmer like spilled handfuls of glitter. The day is beginningto rise with a faint mist. As I turn my head, ghostly halos, auras of light,appear and disappear ... The silence is truly awesome. Not a bird, not a whisper of wind, not a breath of life. Only the two of us, a most implausible pair, standing shoulder to shoulder gazing upon an awakening heaven"Returning to their home after an extended absence Carol and herhusband Michel are looking forward to summer together on the farm. Ashocking blow leaves Carol alone and the future is uncertain. Feeling isolated and with no olives to harvest, Carol ventures beyond the farm to explore other aspects of Provencal life - from hunting to bee-keeping, the ancient language to the ever-present demands of family and friends. And ultimately, Provence's generous diversity - and Carol's own persistence in sharing it with those she loves - paves a path to joy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752865447
  • 9780752865447
  • 206,872

About Carol Drinkwater

Actress Carol Drinkwater is probably best known for her role as Helen Herriot in the BBC series 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Also an accomplished novelist, she has achieved bestselling status with her much-loved memoirs of life on an olive farm in Provence.show more

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This book brings alive an unknown side of Provence and, as always, ensnares readers in a web of sheer delight...read this and feel the sun on your skin * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *show more

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