Deepings literary festival
Date(s) - 26/05/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: The Granary
With music from the Herbie Lamb Quartet
Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award winning actress, writer and film-maker. She was best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC television series, All Creatures Great and Small. She is also the author of twenty-four books, both fiction and non-fiction, and has achieved bestselling status – over a million copies sold worldwide – with her quartet of memoirs set on her Olive Farm in the south of France.
Carol’s fascination with the olive tree extended to a solo Mediterranean journey in search of the tree’s mythical secrets. The resulting, bestselling travel books, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree, have also inspired a five-part documentary film series. Carol’s four Kindle Singles, novella-length stories commissioned by Amazon, are The Girl in Room Fourteen, Hotel Paradise, A Simple Act of Kindness, The Love of a Stranger have reached the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Her latest two novels are The Forgotten Summer, set on a vineyard in the south of France against the backdrop of the French-Algerian war. Published in hardback 2016. The Lost Girl takes place during the weekend of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2013. It is also set in Provence amongst the perfume fields of Provence after WWII. Published in hardback 2017, it was one of Love Reading’s Books of the Year 2017.
Carol writes for both adults and the adolescent market. Her new novel is entitled The House On The Edge Of The Cliff.