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The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean by Carol Drinkwater

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention olive farm olive tree middle east olive route carol drinkwater trials and tribulations history of olive olives ancient culture travel france israel nature origins search travelogue area entertaining finish. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I bought the entire series. Very enjoyable and well-written. These books in the Olive Farm series tell of the story of Carol's trials and tribulations of purchasing a property in Southern France and the subsequent development of the property as an olive farm. You'll lose you money and your mind!

These books are great reading when you want to live vicariously thought someone else's home nightmares.

The Olive Route: A Personal Journey to the Heart of the Mediterranean

One person found this helpful. Carol journeys in search of direct experiences with people at sites in the Middle East and Mediterranean world where olives have been a significant factor in the local economy and culture. Her great ability as an observer, and a story teller, make this familiarly readable, but not as interesting to me as the books focused on her life on and about the "farm. Drinkwater is an excellent author with a warm and inviting writing style. I have her full collection of book about her and her partner's olive groves and I've greatly enjoyed each one.

Each book gives both an intimate look into her life and is also very informative regarding the history and business of olive growing and olive oil production. Her writing is beautifully descriptive, however, I thought there were too many details that did not interest me in this book.

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I look forward to reading the rest of her books. An interesting story of the author's attempt to find and follow the movement of the culture of olives around the Mediterranean, Drink water's tales and adventures seem to reflect the history she is trying to document.

What she has done, then, is to participate in the human story, closing some circles while pointing the way to the future of others. Drinkwater has an easy to read chatty style of writing.

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The subject matter was interesting and the travelogue entertaining. She delved a bit more deeply into the history of olive agriculture than I was interested in, but overall I was entertained as well as informed. I have read Carol's other books in enjoyed all of them. They give insight into what it takes to raise olives, the trials and tribulations of doing such.

She also gives insight into the history of the area and just makes you want to take a trip there.

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This seems to be book where the usual talented writer has selected a subject, and the subject lets her down. I didn't finish it.

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There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Traditional customs have been set aside while the use of excessive chemicals is putting the harvests of her crops and others at risk. Changing patterns within the world's climate demand urgent action. Carol's quest takes her south through Spainnow the home of more olive trees than anywhere else on earthMorocco, Algeria, and Italy before she finally returns to her farm.

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As a woman traveling alone, she is frequently vulnerable and never more so than in Algeria where, on her arrival, terrorist bombs are exploding, devastating the capital. Determined not to give up, Carol accepts the support of a network of beekeepers who parcel her across troubled territories.


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Through her travels and vivid, sometimes unlikely encounters, Carol confronts some of the critical issues of our timeland-care and the harsh realities of diminishing water reservesand ends her momentous journey in the company of olive growers whose vision for the future is remarkable and ingenious. Also an accomplished novelist, she has achieved bestselling status with her much-loved memoirs of life on an olive farm in Provence.

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