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Journey for a tree

Stephen Brown sees a story about a family with hearts to mend

THERE are few things more powerful than a righteously indignant parochial church council determined to rectify a perceived wrong. (I write as one who knows.) The Olive Tree (Cert. 15) tells such a story.

A desperate chicken farmer, impoverished by Spain’s economic slump, sells his ancient olive tree to a German Protestant, who then re-plants it in the grounds of his Evangelische Kirche in Düsseldorf. After their beneficiary dies, the parishioners become aware of its ...

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