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-Pres neighborhood, in the same building Sylvia Beach called home.
"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
"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