The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

A Pedestrian in Paris

Book - 2011
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"Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick." --Newsday

Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We'll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d'Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris'smany charms. Baxter's unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumi#65533;re, but also, perhaps, of life itself.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061998546
0061998540
Branch Call Number: 914.40484/BAXTER
Characteristics: xv, 298 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2016

In this delightful memoir, author John Baxter discusses his ex-pat life in the City of Light. Between musings on Parisians' penchant for walking and recollections of his own strolls, he shares amusing anecdotes about family life (he's married to a French woman, but no one in her family can cook) and everyday life as well as offering fascinating historical insight into the city by discussing literary lights like Hemingway and covering a serial killer and World War II. Baxter's stories provide an evocative, multi-faceted view of one of the greatest cities in the world. For another walking tour of Paris, try Edmund White's The Flaneur.

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greenacres
Sep 09, 2013

Become a "flaneur" as Baxter takes you on a magical, stroll through the streets of Paris. Opium dens, Hemingway's favourite bars or where to buy a Matisse are all here.

ChristchurchLib Aug 12, 2013

In this delightful memoir, author John Baxter discusses his ex-pat life in the City of Light. Between musings on Parisians' penchant for walking and recollections of his own strolls, he shares amusing anecdotes about family life (he's married to a French woman, but no one in her family can cook) and everyday life as well as offering fascinating historical insight into the city by discussing literary lights like Hemingway and covering a serial killer and World War II. Baxter's stories provide an evocative, multi-faceted view of one of the greatest cities in the world. For another walking tour of Paris, try Edmund White's The Flaneur. http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=664860

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