Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1845053761 $79.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 141936832X $119.75 Ten CDs
British actress Carol Drinkwater is best known to Americans for her role as Helen Herriot in the beloved "All Creatures Great and Small." In the third in her series of memoirs about her life on a Provence olive farm, a car accident injures husband Michel. Its repercussions damage the couple's relationship, and Carol is left alone to contend with insects, wild boars, and other problems. This is a more dramatic, personal story than similar memoirs of Brits who move to the Continent. Drinkwater's narration begins professionally in a British accent. Her tone gradually gives way to the dramatic emotions in the story. While humorous in places, the memoir is shaped by the surprising turns in the author's life. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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