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Return to the Olive Farm (Paperback)
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Life and love, olive groves and bee hives in Provence - further adventures in the bestselling Olive Farm series.

After sixteen 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, to her husband Michel and his burgeoning family. However, the homecoming celebrations are overshadowed by disturbing discoveries.
The plight of the honey bee has become an international crisis and Carol is faced with unsettling news about the hives on her own olive farm.

While the multinational companies are pushing for 'bigger, better, bumper' crops, a small band of farmers and ecologists are calling for a halt to many of the modern farming malpractices that are endangering the planet. Carol is amongst them. But it puts her own farm, her idyll, under threat. At what point do you turn your back on all that you believe in and all that you have been fighting for?
This is the story of how Carol and Michel struggle with some difficult choices, and how they decide to deal with the unavoidable disappointments and inevitable responsibilities that come with running an organic farm.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753826812
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I found this the most absorbing of Carol Drinkwater's reports from her Provence Olive Farm, a sink or swim account of attempting to free the farm and its inhabitants from the dangerous chemicals needed to bring an Olive crop to fruition. -- Sue Baker * LOVEREADING.CO.UK *
A passionate book about confronting difficult environmental issues. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *

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“Great Imagery”

This book is the first of Carol Drinkwater's that I've read. I really like this sort of book and must admit to having looked at her other books several times but never bought them. I will be rectifying this... More

Paperback edition
4th June 2010
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“Like returning to visit an old friend”

From the first chapter you feel you have returned to a familiar place and find yourself looking for the people you have got to know so well and indeed, if you have been reading this series of books, you will have been... More

Paperback edition
22nd July 2010
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Teresa Majury

“Back on the Farm...”

I have a secret to tell…. I have been renting an olive farm in Provence since 2001 when I first read Carol Drinkwater’s memoir "The Olive Farm "…. well, in my dreams, I have!! I know that there is a myriad... More

Paperback edition
13th June 2010
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