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Carol Drinkwater Books In Order

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Publication Order of Molly Books

Publication Order of Olive Books

The Olive Farm (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olive Season (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Celebration of Olives (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olive Harvest (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illustrated Olive Farm (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olive Route (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olive Tree (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to the Olive Farm (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of My Story Books

The Titanic (By: Ellen Emerson White) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Story The Trenches (By: Jim Eldridge) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Story: Blitz (By: Vince Cross) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunger (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twentieth Century Girl (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Plague: A London Girl's Diary, 1665-1666 (By: Pamela Oldfield) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle of Britain: Harry Woods, England, 1939-1941 (By: Chris Priestley) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suffragette (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophie's Secret War (By: Jill Atkins) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cadogan Square (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nowhere to Run (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Spy (By: Jim Eldridge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victoria (By: Anna Kirwan) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Codename Céline (By: Jim Eldridge) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Home (By: Jim Eldridge) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan (By: Sufiya Ahmed) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayflower (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (By: Sufiya Ahmed) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary Prince (By: E.L. Norry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Haunted School (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Abundance of Rain (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akin to Love (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mapping the Heart (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because you're mine (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Only Girl in the World (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Summer (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Girl (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House on the Edge of the Cliff (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Act of Love (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Girl in Room Fourteen (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotel Paradise (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Simple Act of Kindness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love of a Stranger (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Crossing the Line (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Publishing Talk Magazine issue 2(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carol Drinkwater is a famous Anglo-Irish actress, filmmaker and author. Best known for her role as Helen Herriot in the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, Carol Drinkwaters is also a bestselling novelist. She has acted in numerous television series and films and won awards for the same. Her wide range of television work include Chocky , Golden Pennies, Father, A clockwork Orange, Queen Kong, The Shout.

She forayed into writing with a children’s book called The Haunted School. Since then she has written a number of books for adults as well including the hugely successful Olive series. She is married to French TV Producer Michel Noll. Carol Drinkwater, has her own website and regularly updates her blogs to stay connected with her readers.

Writing Career

She forayed into writing with a children’s book called The Haunted School. This novel was adapted into a television mini-series brought by Disney. Since then she has written a number of books for adults as well including the hugely successful Olive series

The Olive Series

The olive series is mostly a memoir fueled by the passion that Carol Drinkwater has for Olives. The curiosity of how olives are produced led her on an historic journey in search of Olive cultivation. The Olive series mirrors her experience, trials and tribulations on her quest for Olive cultivation. There are 8 books in the series. The Olive Route and Olive Tree have been converted into documentaries and broad caste on international networks worldwide.

The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love and Olive Oil in the South of France- 2001

This is first of the Olive series. It reflects the start of the journey in finding the passion for Olives when Carol Drinkwater along with her then fiancé brought a 10 acre abandoned olive farm in the South of France.

The Olive Season: Amour, a New Life and Olives Too- 2003

This book chronicles the real life love story with Michel and their attempts at to bring their dream of cultivating olives into reality. It is a brilliantly written memoir peppered with humor and romance. The fact that it gave a very real account of the experiences the couple faced made it very related to the readers.

My Story Series

My Story series is a collection of 5 books which depict the lives of characters living the past era. It’s a mix of stories depicting characters from 18th century and colonial era.

The Hunger: The diary of Phyllis McCormack-

The Hunger is a story revolving around the blight of 1845 in Ireland. When the potato crop is destroyed, it leaves a starving population in its wake. Phyllis Mccormack is an ordinary lady who struggles to support her family. Circumstances lead her to search her rebel brother and she in turn is sucked into the fight for a free Ireland.

Sufferagate: The diary of Dolly Baxter, London – 2011

Sufferagate is the story set in 1909 England. The main protagonist Dolly, describes the era and the struggle to fight for the right of women to vote and how it was achieved.

Other Works

The Haunted School- 1986

The haunted school is a story set in 1860 in which depicts the life of an English governess who takes up a job assignment of running a school in a remote Australian gold mining town. This was adapted into a mini television series by Disney Channel.

An Abundance of Rain- 1989

The novel chronicles the life of Kate De Marly who gives up her well settled life in England to travel to the Fijian island of Lesa to meet her father, who abandoned her as a child. While on the journey she learns that her father is dead and has left her his sugar plantation. On reaching the Island Katy seeks answers to questions like how did her father die and the secret behind someone persuading her to sell the land.

Akin to Love- 1992

Akin to Love is a story about Penny Morrison a famous movie star, who makes a film which is inspired by the love of her life.

Mapping The Heart- 1993

This is a love story set in Brazil and France, between an older woman and a young man. An English married movie actress falls in love with a young man and runs away to Brazil.

Molly- 1996

Molly is the story of a happy go lucky teenager whose world turns topsy-turvy when she finds out about the impending divorce of her parents. In a confused state of mind she runs away from school and becomes involved in a series of adventures.

Molly on the Run- 1996

Molly on the run features the adventures of Molly and her friend Daniella after they run away to Poland.

Crossing the Line: Young women Talk About Being in Trouble with the Law- 2000

This is a collection of women prisoners who landed on the wrong side of the law and how they coped up with it.

Because You are Mine- 2001

This is a story about a middle aged woman, Lyndsay, whose husband leaves her after 15 yrs of marriage. The same day her son disappears along with another teenager from the area. As the search operations begun, a web of lies, deceit and her past threaten to ruin her life.

The girl in room Fourteen- 2013

This is a heart-warming love story set in France. It follows the life of Cecile who runs a successful lemon business. However there is a secret she hold that makes her reticent and reserved among people.

Hotel Paradise- 2014

Hotel Paradise is a novel about the protagonist, Genevieve Bowles, an award winning songwriter who attends the Cannes Festival and stays at the Hotel Paradise. Her past is rooted in this very hotel which threatens to ruin her future.

The only Girl in the World – 2014

The only girl in the world is a novel with its premises in the First World War. It revolves around an English soldier who meets a beautiful girl Helene. The young lovers must fight uncertainty and overcome all difficulties to get their love


Carol Drinkwater has received the Variety Club Television Personality of the Year Award for playing Helen Herriot in “All Creatures Great and Small” in 1985.

She won a Critics Circle Best Screen Actress award for her role in the feature film, “Father” in 1990.

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