Restoring a French olive farm - an actress's lyrical account that will appeal to all admirers of UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN.
The Olive series is the story of the love affair between actress Carol Drinkwater and television producer Michel and the olive farm, Appassionata, which they fall in love with, buy and restore with the aim of producing the finest olive oil. In this entirely new book Carol and Michel have documented their life on the olive farm and her stories of Provencal life, the customs and colourful carnivals, the adoption of animals, the highs and lows of harvesting and the constant concern about water.
Best known for her role as Helen Herriot in BBC Television's ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (for which she was awarded THE VARIETY CLUB TELEVISION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD), Carol Drinkwater has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as both an actress and writer. During her acting career she has worked in film, television and theatre. Her credits include working with Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre and Stanley Kubrick on A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
Carol is the author of six bestselling memoirs: THE OLIVE FARM, THE OLIVE SEASON, THE OLIVE HARVEST, THE OLIVE ROUTE, THE OLIVE TREE and RETURN TO THE OLICE FARM. Carol worked with UNESCO on a lavish documentary film series inspired by her two most recent books, THE OLIVE ROUTE and THE OLIVE TREE. The series is both travel and history based and will follow an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean Basin. The aim is to celebrate the cultural heritage of this sacred tree. The first transmissions will be in Canada in February and in Germany in April 2013.