The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris

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Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
320
Dimensions
4.99 X 7.1 X 0.85 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061998546

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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

"A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick."--Newsday
"A lovely book ... Full of unexpected pleasures ...Parisians claim that walking walking around Paris is an art form in itself, and Baxter proves them right.--Chicago Tribune
"One of the smartest nonfiction titles for summer reading ... Baxter tracks both the city's history and the many celebrated figures who have savored the art of walking in one of the world's most beautiful capitals."--Christian Science Monitor
"Anyone who loves Paris and loves to walk will feel this book was written just for them. ... Charming."--USA Today
"We are the beneficiaries of John Baxter's considerable, vivid love for the expatriate life in Paris. ... The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is as close as a reader can get to the feel of a languid spring walk along Baron Haussmann's boulevards."--Los Angeles Times
"A splendid memoir ... Reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is the next best thing to a Paris vacation."--Boston Globe
"Fabulous . . . the perfect companion for anyone inspired to hop over to France after seeing Midnight in Paris"--NPR.org