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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris By John Baxter Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061998546
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Harper Perennial - May 24th, 2011

If you can't be in Paris this summer sit back and enjoy John Baxter's delightful ramblings about the city he loves and knows. He guides us through the streets of Paris lovingly describing where artistes and writers lived and their favorite watering holes. Baxter also takes us down the lesser known historic streets, but also fascinating parts of the city.  Paris is a city designed for walkers and his comparison to Los Angeles is poignant.  After you've read  this little gem of a book  put it on the bedside table in your guest room and let your friends and family fall asleep dreaming about Paris.

Jane D.


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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance By Edmund de Waal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312569372
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

De Waal, a world renowned potter and curator, inherited a unique collection of Japanese netsuke and decided to investigate their origins.  In this tactilely descriptive memoir he uncovers a rich and tragic family history covering their odyssey from Japan, across the capitals of Europe, back to Japan and Europe once again.  He writes with some humor and personality and a fine eye for detail one would expect of such great artist himself.  A fascinating and educational read.

Susannah


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Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed By Robert Sellers Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312668143
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 26th, 2011

The author has diligently collected a book's worth of tales of operatic debauch starring these four, mixed in (as in cocktails) with thumbnail biographies. Their grand over-the-top acting styles informed their off-screen behavior (and life spans).  We get the stories, they got the hangovers. We'll never see their like again.

Gary


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