Goodreads asked Carol Drinkwater:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Carol Drinkwater I was travelling through Algeria for my book, The Olive Tree, and I noticed many unkempt vineyards and learned that they were abandoned when the French colonials fled at the end of the Algerian War of Independence. When I returned to France those decaying villas and those beautiful lands began to haunt me and in my mind I created a French family who fled to the South of France and bought themselves a vineyard there overlooking the sea. This was the seed for THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER

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