Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas

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Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
288
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061562334

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About the Author

John Baxter has lived in Paris for more than twenty years. He is the author of four acclaimed memoirs about his life in France: The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France; The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris; Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas; and We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light. Baxter, who gives literary walking tours through Paris, is also a film critic and biographer whose subjects have included the directors Fellini, Kubrick, Woody Allen, and most recently, Josef von Sternberg. Born in Australia, he lives with his wife and daughter in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, in the same building Sylvia Beach called home.

Reviews

"Fluent, witty and moving . . . the prose invites us to savor and enjoy . . . A swift yet sumptuous read."--Los Angeles Times
"A genial culinary memoir . . . Immoveable Feast is entertaining, often very funny, and surprisingly full of information."--New York Times Book Review
"Baxter's discerning palate is matched by his gift for charming digression: The book abounds in stories about his childhood, tidbits about the history of food and encounters with characters who seem to have stepped straight out of a French film."--Washington Post Book World
"Enchanting. ... Baxter takes us from perfect moment to perfect moment and leaves us with an appreciation not just for his family, but for the human family, with 'the security and comfort of its table and hearth.' And isn't that our true heart's desire during this holiday season?"--New Orleans Times-Picayune