The Olive Farm

The Olive Farm

A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France

Book - 2002
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When Carol Drinkwater and her fiancé, Michel, are given the opportunity to purchase ten acres of an abandoned olive farm in the South of France, they find the region's splendor impossible to resist. Using their entire savings as a down payment, the couple embark on an adventure that brings them in contact with the charming countryside of Provence, its querulous personalities, petty bureaucracies, and extraordinary wildlife. From the glamour of Cannes and the Isles of Lérins to the charm of her own small plot of land-which she transforms from overgrown weeds into a thriving farm-Drinkwater triumphantly relates how she realized her dream of a peaceful, meaningful life.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780142001301
Branch Call Number: 914.4 DRI
Characteristics: 332 p. ; 23 cm


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Mar 26, 2016

I loved this book, and may just read it again someday. It is filled with wonderful dogs, wildlife, humor and sentimentality, family, gardens, flowers, and great characters. Love those who embrace adventure and take risks, and Carol and Michel took huge risk. Perhaps I cannot afford an olive farm in the south of France but as always books take me there, and put me into some one else's glorious story. What a gift! And me? I have adventures of my own to treasure and remember. I take my friends and family with me by putting pen to paper, or email, whatever.

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