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

May 24, 2011|
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
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Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.

In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Title:The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in ParisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:HarperCollins e-booksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062092057

ISBN - 13:9780062092052

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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