THE OLIVE TRILOGY is the story of the love affair between actress Carol Drinkwater and television producer Michel Noll and a Provencal olive farm, Appassionata, which they fall in love with, buy and with little money and many tribulations restore with the aim of producing the finest olive oil. In this entirely new book Carol and Michel have documented their life on the olive farm: the highs and lows of harvesting and pressing, the constant concern about water, the adoption of animals, and the anxious search for ways to diversify. Local food and wine, customs, markets and fairs, friends and characterful neighbours, the whole Provencal way of life, are richly recounted and illustrated.
As an actress Carol Drinkwater was best known for her role as Helen Herriot in the BBC series 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Michel Noll, her husband, is a documentary film maker based in France.