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    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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. However, the homecoming celebrations are overshadowed by disturbing discoveries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as The Olive Farm but worth the read

    • By jacqui on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Olive Farm

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    For many, Carol Drinkwater will be forever remembered for her part as the wholesome Helen Herriot in the television series 'All Creatures Great and Small'. But since being a successful actress in England, she has spent the past thirteen years in France with her husband Michel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming easy listener

    • By chris on 14-04-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Olive Harvest

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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, and the future looks uncertain. The Olive Harvest takes us beyond the perimeters of her olive groves to where hunters, poets, beekeepers, boars and gypsies abide. In search of the language of troubadours, the dark and sometimes barbarous heart of Provence is revealed.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Forgotten Summer

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The annual grape harvest at the Cambon family's magnificent vineyard is always a cause for celebration. But not this year. When an accident destroys the crop, Clarisse Cambon knows exactly who to blame - her daughter-in-law, Jane. Forced to take charge of the ailing vineyard, Jane uncovers proof that Luc may not be the man she fell in love with 20 years ago. And, worse still, she knows that her old enemy, Clarisse, is the only one who knows the truth....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A light tale with little depth

    • By Suzy on 07-03-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Olive Tree

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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. Set during a springtime Mediterranean that is evocative and perennial, it is above all a tale of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A travelog par excellence

    • By Kevin on 24-08-09

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Olive Harvest

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Returning to their home after an extended absence, Carol and her husband Michel are looking forward to summer together on the farm. A shocking blow leaves Carol alone and the future is uncertain. Feeling isolated and with no olives to harvest, Carol ventures beyond the farm to explore other aspects of Provencal life.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Striking, raven-haired Cecile produces the finest lemons on the Riviera. Her ice creams and lemonades, sold at her stall at Cannes market, are as renowned as the Mediterranean city itself. But Cecile is a woman with a secret. 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: £5.19

    • The Lost Girl

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Lizzie, the only daughter of celebrated war photographer Kurtiz Ross, went missing four years ago. Kurtiz and her ex-husband, Oliver, arrive in Paris following an unconfirmed sighting of their daughter. Oliver rushes to find her while Kurtiz waits, praying for a reunion. As sirens wail, Kurtiz finds comfort in Marguerite Courtenay - a glamorous former actress. As Marguerite distracts Kurtiz with stories of her life in postwar Provence, Kurtiz must confront her own ghosts and face up to home truths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Mrs Curzon Tussaud on 24-08-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Hotel Paradise

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

    Genevieve Bowles, an award-winning songwriter, is invited to visit the newly refurbished Hotel Paradise. Genevieve knows the hotel well - in fact, her past life there has haunted her for over a decade.... Twelve years earlier, two travelers meet in Paris. Full of optimism, Genevieve and Paul head south to the Riviera, where they start work at the Hotel Paradise. But when a stranger arrives who threatens her future with Paul, Genevieve senses that events are about to spin out of control.

    Regular price: £5.19

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    After a devastating car accident, Carole escapes from an oppressive marriage in England to begin again in rural France. Yet she is haunted by the knowledge that Paul, her husband, has tracked her down before...and will do his best to do it again. Afraid to share her fears with her new neighbours, Carole nonetheless finds herself drawn to a local farmer, who helps her to create a new and independent life. But then she learns that Paul is on her trail and closing in fast....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-08-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Only Girl in the World

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater, Mark Meadows
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Only Girl in the World follows the gripping romance between English WWI soldier Dennis and Helene. Dennis cannot escape the shadows of the trenches, and with only two weeks leave, his future with Helene is not secure. When this war is over, he says he will come back for her. Dare Helene fall in love with this foreigner? Will he survive? In war, love is the only thing you can trust....

    Regular price: £10.49

    • My Story: The Hunger

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 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 for a free and fair Ireland, set at the time of the Potato Famine. It's 1845, and blight has destroyed the precious potato crop leaving Ireland starving. Phyllis works hard to support her struggling family, but when her mother's health deteriorates she sets off in search of her rebel brother and is soon swept up in Ireland's fight for freedom....

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Molly

    • By: Carol Drinkwater
    • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Molly is bright, energetic and has just won a scholarship to a prestigious private school in France. But her world is turned upside down by the sudden discovery that her parents are to be divorced. Believing that she can reunite the family by taking matters into her own hands, she runs away from school and becomes involved in a series of turbulent adventures. Things don't turn out quite as Molly had planned - but her experiences teach her to face the world on new, more realistic terms.

    Regular price: £10.99