Her writing captures the true spirit of the people and places she visits -- Carolyn Boyd TIMES An honest tale that brings to life the sights, smells and tastes of the Mediterranean. LIVING SPAIN 'the story contains some wonderfully evocative vignettes, written in prose that ignites the reader's imagination' -- Jane Duru GLOBALISTA Drinkwater's passion and curiosity are contagious...lively prose holds unexpectedly poetic bursts and an insightful account of how the Mediterranean treats a woman travelling alone -- Kathleen Wyatt TIMES Carol Drinkwater has gone in search of olive growers in the west Mediterranean, documenting her travels and travails with good humour and not a little fortitude. -- Choice 'The Olive Tree is a thrilling tale tracing the journey of olive cultivation' -- Paul Blezard THE LADY a tale of one lady's courageous, unusual and intrepid journey around the Mediterranean in the pursuit of something so many of us give little thought to in this country REAL TRAVEL The Olive Tree is travel writing of the highest order -- Jenny Crwys-Williams The Book Show, Radio 702 (South Africa) Gripping and passionate GOOD BOOK GUIDE Her writing is often lyrical and unexpectedly poetic, making this book a surefire hit on many levels. THE WEEKENDER (South Africa)
About the Author
Carol Drinkwater is the author of several previous memoirs of life on an olive farm in Provence, including The Olive Farm, The Olive Season, The Olive Harvest, and The Olive Route.