Literary Programme 2017

Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater

Maritime Hotel

Sun 16 July 2017



Join Carol Drinkwater as she reads from her new novel The Lost Girl which will be published at the end of June.

A missing daughter. A desperate mother. The answers may lie in the past.

Lizzie Ross has been missing for four years. Aged just 16, she vanished from her family home when her mother, Kurtiz Ross, was working abroad.

After four years of agonising uncertainty, Kurtiz receives word that her missing daughter may be in Paris. Desperate for a reunion with Lizzie, she and her estranged husband Oliver make the journey to France.

Paris holds the answers, but when a terrorist attack tears it apart, Kurtiz starts to lose hope for her daughter. Has Lizzie been snatched away, just as they had hopes of finding her?

As the tragedy unfolds over an endless night, Kurtiz finds herself in the company of Marguerite Courtenay, an octogenarian French actress. Distracting Kurtiz with tales of her life and love in post-war Provence, Marguerite begins to reveal secrets of her own.

Through a night of loss and the kindness of an unlikely stranger, Kurtiz confronts her ghosts – and discovers that Marguerite’s past might hold the key to her own future.

Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award-winning actress who is best known for playing Helen Herriot in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. She has since written 21 fiction and non-fiction books, including four memoirs set on her olive farm in the south of France, which have sold over one million copies worldwide. The Forgotten Summer (‘page-turning’ – Daily Mail), a novel set on a vineyard in Provence was published last year. Carol lives with her husband Michel Noll, a documentary filmmaker, in their farmhouse in the French Riviera.

Find out more about Carol on or twitter: @Carol4OliveFarm

Carol’s photo is by Michel Noll