The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, By John Baxter


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After the tasty Cooking for Claudine, cinematic biographer John Baxter continues his French holiday from celluloid with a flaneur's guide to Paris.

This memoir-cum-scrapbook will lure even the impoverished British to the rive gauche. Baxter insists, "You can still find a good lunch with wine for about £20" but doesn't say where. It is worth buying the book just for Lorenz Hart's celebration of the violent dance known as Apache. Other delights include an advert for Harry's New York Bar: "Just tell the taxi driver, 'Sank Roo Doe Noo'".