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

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

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Fourth volume in the bestselling olive series by writer and actress Carol Drinkwater Since Carol Drinkwater moved to an olive farm in France she has developed a passion for the olive tree and the culture that has grown up around it.

From the eastern shores of the shimmering Mediterranean to its western coast this fruit is farmed.

Its silvery-green branches have inspired painters and poets, but who first pressed its 'bitter berry' and transformed it into liquid gold? In quest of its secrets and traditions, Carol embarked on a solo adventure round the Mediterranean basin.

Transporting readers across the olive's ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes full circle, back to her farm in the sun-baked Provencal hills.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 1 maps
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780752881393



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Much interesting detail of places where most tourists are unlikely to visit.

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This is the last one of all Carol Drinkwater's book on olives that I have read, and it is the best of the bunch. The author travel to the eastern Mediterranean countries of Libya, Lebanon, Malta, Greece, Crete and Israel in search of the olive trees. On the way she observes and describes the culture. On the way she faces quite a few hurdles from strongly male dominated societies that cannot fathom a woman travelling alone.

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