Carol Drinkwater
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Carol Drinkwater

Anglo-Irish actress Carol Drinkwater is perhaps still most familiar to audiences for her award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. A popular and acclaimed author and film-maker as well, Carol has published nineteen books, and one Kindle Single, for both the adult and young adult markets. She is currently at work on her twenty-first title.
When she purchased a rundown property overlooking the Bay of Cannes in France, she discovered on the grounds sixty-eight, 400-year-old olive trees. Once the land was reclaimed and the olives pressed, Carol along with her French husband, Michel, became the producers of top-quality olive oil. Her series of memoirs, love stories, recounting her experiences on her farm (The Olive Farm, The Olive Season, The Olive Harvest and Return to the Olive Farm) have become international bestsellers. Carol's fascination with the olive tree extended to a seventeenth-month, solo Mediterranean journey in search of the tree's mythical secrets. The resulting travel books, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree, have inspired a five-part documentary films series entitled The Olive Route.

Carol has also been invited to work with UNESCO to help fund an Olive Heritage Trail around the Mediterranean with the dual goals of creating peace in the region and honouring the ancient heritage of the olive tree.

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Best Sellers

    • The Forgotten Summer

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The annual grape harvest at the Cambon family's magnificent vineyard is always a cause for celebration. But not this year....

    Regular price: $22.79

    • The Olive Tree

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Olive Tree charts Carol Drinkwater's colourful and often dangerous journey in search of the routes that olive cultivation has taken over the centuries....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • tough to follow and listen to

    • By Andy on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $27.27

    • My Story: The Hunger

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Available for the first time as an audiobook from the best-selling My Story series, The Hunger is the exciting tale of a girl swept up in the fight....

    Regular price: $10.90

    • The Olive Farm

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Since being a successful actress in England, Carol Drinkwater has spent the past 13 years in France with her husband Michel. This is the story of her new life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Lost Girl

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lizzie, the only daughter of celebrated war photographer Kurtiz Ross, went missing four years ago....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Carol Drinkwater's Best Yet

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Return to the Olive Farm

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    After 16 months of travelling round the Mediterranean in search of the ancient secrets of the olive tree, Carol returns to her beloved olive farm in the south of France....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tried but just couldn't get into it!

    • By Anne on 09-20-14

    Regular price: $20.65

    • A Simple Act of Kindness

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After a devastating car accident, Carole escapes from an oppressive marriage in England to begin again in rural France....

    Regular price: $11.44

    • The Olive Harvest

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Returning to their home after an extended absence, Carol and her husband, Michel, are looking forward to summer together on the farm. Then a shocking blow leaves Carol alone....

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The Girl in Room Fourteen

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    When she was nineteen, Cecile travelled south to a lemon festival on the borders of Italy and France. But she was not anticipating the enigmatic Italian who offered her a future....

    Regular price: $5.67

    • Hotel Paradise

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Genevieve Bowles, an award-winning songwriter, is invited to visit the newly refurbished Hotel Paradise....

    Regular price: $5.53

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