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Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM By Carol Drinkwater

When Carol Drinkwater and her fianc , cute 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 personWhen Carol Drinkwater and her fianc , cute 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 Leacuterins 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 A fantasy come true, as it will be for many of the readers who yearn to experience the magic of southern France Austin Chronicle Good hud and well written The Washington Post Book World Following Drinkwater s engaging story is like driving the hairpin turns that climb the hills above the French Riviera the views are breathtaking, the blind curves frightening, and the safe arrival to the top a joyous relief Library Journal
  • Title: The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France
  • Author: Carol Drinkwater
  • ISBN: 9780142001301
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback

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Leftbanker Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
More lifestyle porn. Jesus, another A Year in Provence, Under the Tuscan Sun -esque memoir of an over-privileged hack who buys an old place in a foreign land and fixes it up. She makes it appear in this book that she is so original in wanting to buy a romantic old farm in France. Who the fuck wouldn’t want to do this if they had the resources? This book should be subtitled: Every noun must have an adjective, every verb an adverb. Here she is talking about her idyllic wonderland: And, in among [...]
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Nina Draganova Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Пиршество на сетивата!Вкусове, аромати, чувства Забравих къде съм.През цялото време духовно присъствах на мястото, което описва с такава любов. Толкова увлекателно е разказала собствената си история .Такъв богат език.Преди време едва ли бих прочела такъв тип книга, в която [...]
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Judy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
This memoir ranks up there as one of my favorites of the year. The author is the actress who played Helen Herriot on the BBC TV production of All Creatures Great and Small. By her own admission, she isn't a calm person. At times in the writing you can sense that she is a little dramatic in her behavior but overall I was surprised by how calm the book is. By calm, I don't mean boring, but its not a page-by-page accounting of an actresses harried life,love affairs and narcissism. Instead it is a w [...]
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Bill Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I started off this story with somewhat mixed feelings, not sure it was my kind of story, but very quickly I came to enjoy Carol Drinkwater's gentle writing style. The story is fascinating, her journey to southern France with her partner, Michel, and their efforts to turn an abandoned estate and olive farm into their dream home. All the while both must try and earn the money to buy the home, maintain it and live in it. Very well-told, draws you in very quickly and makes you emotionally involved w [...]
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Courtney Reynolds Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
The Olive Farm was a feast for the senses. Drinkwater's descriptions are so vivid that you are transported to Provence with its blue skies, fragrant fruits and flowers and rocky soil. Drinkwater has a love affair with the land and a love affair with a Frenchman, both of which are excellent fodder for a story. It was an easy and very enjoyable read.
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Elise Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
For one already in love with Tuscany and food and with an obsession for home improvement The Olive Farm was a somewhat gluttonous experience. In the spirit of Under the Tuscan Sun, the story follows a woman and her partner through the experience of falling in love with a run-down Italian villa, fixing it up, and learning to live in the local community. Not a deep read, but what I needed to get away for awhile and feel some sunshine.
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Amy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
It was a sappy memoir of her life and the drama she has with the farm. If you are expecting to read about the farm and its transformation this is not the book for you; which is a pity because it could've been done with this book. I wish someone would write a memoir of a place where the place is the center of the story.
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Kate Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Loved this book so much!!!
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C Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Self-indulgent, boring, whiny.
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Carol Dumas Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir about an actress and her fiance buying an abandoned villa and its overgrown grounds full of olive trees. Drinkwater writes so colorfully about her experiences, transporting the reader to this beautiful region. It's similar in its angle (foreigner in foreign land; the quirky country people, run-down house, odd and frustrating ways of doing business) to A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, but it's much more readable. Drinkwater is a natural story teller. I [...]
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Nanci Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
This was a very easy read and while it was a bit sappy, it was a good book to read on a day while feeling "under the weather". The writing is very descriptive, a bit over the top for me, but does accomplish the feeling of mini-vacation to the South of France. Very similar to Under the Tuscan Sun.
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Kay Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I apologise if I am letting my working-class background over-influence me but I rather felt this memoir was about two rich privileged people trying to establish a more graceful way of life funded by others. Carol was writing scripts which her partner was arranging to have filmed (no apparent struggles to have her pitches accepted & when they needed more money he took her on a boat trip to inspire her to write a new story - one day is clearly enough to suggest the locations which will be suit [...]
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Hilda Hansen Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Carol Drinkwater's account of bringing an olive farm in the south of France back to life is so rich in detail and characterization that I feel as though I am experiencing it with her. Her prose draws me in and holds my attention so powerfully that I cannot wait for the next page. And the next. And the next. We meet her fiance, with whom she has purchased the farm, their dogs, his daughters, his parents, her parents, and their eccentric, able accomplices in restoring the farm to productivity, Ren [...]
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Lucy Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
This was a scrumptious tale of Carol and Michael's attempts to cultivate a pleasant life in their ramshackle rundown olive farm in the South of France.I very much enjoyed it.Carol is a very personable narrator and her descriptions are rich and tasty. Her relationships with her pets, her family, her friends and her neighbours provide many amusing and heartwarming anecdotes and she has a pleasingly warm and self-depricating style.However it is food (not least of course the olive) that is at the he [...]
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Joan Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Part of me loved this novel about an actress in a relationship with a French film director who buy a farm in the South of France not far from Cannes. The farm is neglected and needs some serious TLC and they are more than willing to do that. It sounds ideallic, his daughters come to stay and they love it and other family come out to chill out, quaff wine and plan renovations though rose tinted spectacles. She managed with her descriptions to make the reader yearn for foreign climes and whilst no [...]
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Meg - A Bookish Affair Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Guys, I think we all have a place that we dream about living out our days in. It might be a beach with an umbrella drink in our hands, a huge bookstore with big comfy chairs or a gorgeous mountain vista. For me, I think I want peace and quiet. I love, love, love city living right now but eventually, I'd love a slower pace of life. With this book, I think Ms. Drinkwater has me convinced that an olive farm would be the place to be. The book does drag on in some parts a little bit but I love readin [...]
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Ivana Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Olivová farma je presne ten typ pohodového čítania, ktoré mám rada. Nie príliš náročné, nie príliš divoké, také akurát. Nie je to literárny skvost, je to pohodovka na dovolenku, do apartmánu na terasu s výhľadom na more, kedy sa človek môže aspoň trochu priblížiť tomu, čo takéto knihy sľubujú - vietor vo vlasoch, šum mora v ušiach, slnečné lúče na pleciach, vôňa byliniek v okolí, trošku "maňana" prístupu Carol a Michel kúpia polorozpadnutý dom s veľk [...]
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Julie Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I read this about 10 years ago and enjoyed it tremendously. Every once in a while, I dip back into it, when I want to dream. This is one of my top comfort reads. She satisfies the yearning I have of going "home" and buying my own olive farm. (I can do it without all the hard work.) Recommended for anyone who ever dreamt of their own olive farm, literally or metaphorically.
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Denise Tarasuk Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Fantastic! I loved every detail of this book. Of course, this has me asking for more. Thank goodness, my husband found a used copy in England and surprised me. Such a delight. A joy to read!
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Tricia Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Saw an interview with "Helen Herriot" and learned she wrote books. This was a wonderful book. I will read the others; I believe it's a trilogy.
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Ülle Hilep Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Kodurajamise lugu. See teema meeldib mulle väga. Kirjeldused oliiviistanduse ümbrusest viisid mind tagasi ühte imelisse päeva eelmisel aastal, mille veetsin Cannes'i lähima künka tippu matkates, üritades tunnetada seda elu, mida seal elatakse. Ega tee pealt palju näha ole, kahel pool kõrguvad hekid või piirded ja ka merd näeb vaid mõnest üksikust pilust. Võis vaid tajuda, kui mõnusad on need terrassidena Vahemere poole alla laskuvad elamised, kui hekkide tagant kostis vees sulista [...]
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Fiona Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I loved this series. Carol Drinkwater bares her soul and shares a unique journey with us about Provence,Olives and her joys & sadness through her grown up love affair with a man and a farm.I read them when I need to revitalise my life views.Not to follow her, who could,but to wallow in the smells , sounds, warmth and camaraderie.
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Judy Carpenter Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
A bit "sweet" but I love the south of France and had the good fortune to have stayed there in an ancient villa for a week. I love reading about country I've visited and love armchair travel. Enjoyable if not memorable.
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Kathlyn Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
As part time residents in France (and having had a few fuites) I loved the bit about the trout - it had me crying with laughter. Overall, though, it was a bit too sickly sweet and rose tinted for me.
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Rob Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
This is a story of persistence. Carol does a wonderful job in setting the scene and letting you in to the trials and tribulations of buying and renovating an old French farm (a suggested read for anyone looking to do the same).
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Natasha Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Great Memoir. Similar to Under the Tuscan Sun, but on an Olive Farm in the South of France. It's a bit more focused on the actual farm and the highs and lows of restoring the both. It felt very real, and not conflated for the author's ego.
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Laura Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
I enjoyed this book more because of the subject than the story itself. Who among us would not want to happen upon a villa in the south oh France, to write, to learn the art of producing olive oil. Ultimately it was the lure of the dream, rather than the story that compelled me to finish.
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Catdav56 Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Maybe because I like reading books about true-life people who move to farms and write their memoirs, but that is not all that charms me about this book. Carol Drinkwater writes well and you almost have a desire to go to the south of France and pursue your own adventures in olive tree farming.
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MaryMendoza Sep 15, 2019 - 13:47 PM
Loved this fascinating memoir and looking forward to Drinkwater's other books.
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The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France By Carol Drinkwater When Carol Drinkwater and her fianc , cute 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 personWhen Carol Drinkwater and her fianc , cute 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 Leacuterins 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 A fantasy come true, as it will be for many of the readers who yearn to experience the magic of southern France Austin Chronicle Good hud and well written The Washington Post Book World Following Drinkwater s engaging story is like driving the hairpin turns that climb the hills above the French Riviera the views are breathtaking, the blind curves frightening, and the safe arrival to the top a joyous relief Library Journal

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