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  • Immoveable Feastby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread?and didn't speak a word of French?unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"?a... more...

  • We'll Always Have Parisby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was bewitched. Now he offers... more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku ? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you rather just... more...

  • The Most Beautiful Walk in the Worldby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?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... more...

  • The Inner Manby John Baxter

    Orion 2011; US$ 48.45

    To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie Empire of the Sun, struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of Crash, a meditation on the eroticism of the automobile and the liebstod of the car crash. The book he styled 'the first pornographic novel... more...

  • The Inner Manby John Baxter

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie Empire of the Sun, struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of Crash, a meditation on the eroticism of the automobile and the liebstod of the car crash. The book he styled 'the first pornographic novel... more...

  • Von Sternbergby John Baxter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce, and earned... more...

  • Cooking for Claudineby John Baxter

    Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11

    Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread and didn?t speak a word of French unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family... For John Baxter acclaimed film critic and food lover that moment came when he fell in love with a... more...

  • The Most Beautiful Walk in the Worldby John Baxter

    Short Books 2012; US$ 13.11

    Paris is a pedestrian?s city each block a revelation, every neighbourhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and Paris resident John Baxter sets off on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers. Along the way, he tells the city?s story, introducing... more...

  • The Perfect Mealby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    John Baxter's The Perfect Meal is part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, taking readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely. Some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine are in danger of disappearing as old ways of agriculture,... more...