The festival programme

Carol Drinkwater

Sunday 26 May

Venue: The Granary, Stamford Road,
Time: 10.30am
Tickets: £25.00 (£20.00 if booked before the end of February 2019)

(Tickets include a bacon roll and orange juice and 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:

Her two latest 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 and The Lost Girl (taking place during the weekend of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2013 and also set 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.

She has just delivered a new novel and is now about to spend a few weeks pottering in the garden before setting to work on the next one.

Carol’s new novel is entitled The House On The Edge Of The Cliff.

This event also includes Grasmere’s famous bacon butties, fruit juice and great music from The Herbie Lamb Quartet – all in the garden setting of an age old water mill at The Granary.

The Herbie Lamb Quartet plays jazz standards from the Great American Songbook featuring songs from the late greats Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, through to Michael Bublé and Diana Krall. The smooth vocals are complimented with piano, bass and drums.

Carol Drinkwater
The Herbie Lamb Quartet

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