Accommodation Available

Paris, St Germain. Week or month, charming top-floor, elevator, ideal for two people. 

Spacious Room in gorgeous 4 bed house, Dulwich, whilst owners are in part time residence. Weekly cleaner, lovely garden. 6 months. 12 mins to Victoria. Rates negotiable and inclusive.
tel: 07801 737285 

One bedroom flat full of bookshelves in a peaceful Grade 2* listed block set in large private gardens on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Available to rent from September £1170 pcm. Email for more information. 

To let, Monday to Friday: airy, charming bedsit in London in retired publisher’s house, London W11. 2 minutes Latimer Road tube, & buses, 7 minutes Holland Park. Double bed, desk, shower ensuite, microwave + modest cooking facilities, fridge, TV. One dog. Wifi, linen, cleaning and all overheads included. £1,200 pcm. Negotiable. 

Rustic French cottage in national park.  

Accommodation Wanted

Literary researcher seeks room in friendly London house for six months 

For Sale

Hawarden, Wales Four bedroom home, two bathrooms, two garages, verandah. Quiet cul-de-sac. Pleasant garden with oak tree, open country outlook. Good local shops and schools. Clwyd Theatr Cymru ten minutes’ drive.
Easy access Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Welsh coast and mountains. Hourly Chester to London train, two hours. £300,000. No chain. 01244 532922
tel: 07966 428594 

Jacques Villon. Works on paper. 358 pieces, many unique, many rare. 44 year collection offered-all or part. 

Aveyron, France. Much admired but seriously unbought Mediaeval peasant farmhouse. Four beds, 3 baths. Don't consider it if you want proximity to large town. 1 1/4 hours from Rodez airport, stunning views/drives to everywhere. £210000 o.v.n.o. 

Looking for peacefull self sufficiency? 5500m2 property near thriving village in SW France. Carefully renovated 5 bedroom farmhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, double lock-up garage, barn, four a pain. Pau airport 40 mins. Mature fully irrigated garden. Reduced to Euro 224,000 ONO. 


South West France Stylishly restored detached cottage, tranquil, views, sleeps 2 

France Profonde: Rustic coach house and garden in heart of medieval St Benoit. Boulangerie, patisserie, butcher and more in village, good walks, chateaux and swimming lakes nearby. 

LEGENDARY PROVENCE IN 2014. Three family homes, stunning views, in 2 idyllic villages to suit your needs. Large libraries for LRB readers, children. 

Visit the Mani in mainland Greece. Kardamyli, in the Mani, Southern Peloponnese, is the village where the great author Paddy Leigh Fermor lived and wrote. For centuries, the Mani was wild and Kardamyli a poor rustic town. Today, Kardamyli has lost none of its real-Greek charm but boasts tavernas, cafés and organic shops. Read Leigh Fermor’s Mani and follow in his footsteps - enjoy walking along way-marked donkey tracks in the hills above the pretty coastline, past stone-built Maniot look-out towers and through Ancient Kardamyli. The sea-front hotels of Anniska and Liakoto offer tranquil, well-equipped apartments – with a private swimming pool - just one minute from the characterful main street. 

Holiday Rental in central Piedmont (Italy). Hilltop house, sleeps up to seven. Secluded location 1hr outside of Turin, one mile private road (unpaved). Medieval abbeys, churches within short driving distance, guided tours available. Winery visits, wine tasting trips available. Recommended for Summer and Autumn stays. Wheels essential. Base price €25 per person per night. Children discount. Extended stay discount.  web  

The Retreat: Verandah, living-dining, two double bedrooms, AC/TV, ensuite bathrooms, sleeps four to six, sea walks, security, site staff. Spring rate: Feb-June from £300 pw; Summer: Aug-Oct from £330 pw; Winter: Nov-Jan £360. Long lets negotiable.
tel: 07932 530347 

Todi, Umbria Refined accommodation in meticulously decoratedapartments set in a beautifully restored country estate. Spacious and relaxing apartments with
well-appointed kitchen. Terrace with stunning
views of lush hills. Salt-water pool, rose gardens,
vineyard, organic vegetable patches, orchards and
olive grove. 

Aegean Turkey, near Ephesus. Charming and award winning small boutique hotel in traditional village 10 Km from sea & near many archaeological sites. Well stocked library, piano, pool, shady courtyard gardens, free WiFi. 

Rome Trastevere apartment 80sqm ( for weekly/monthly rental (living/dining room, bedroom, bath, kitchen). Similar apartment near Spanish Steps
tel: 39065783777 

South West France. Idyllic 4 star apartment near Lautrec - 'Plus Beaux Villages de France', Albi - UNESCO world heritage centre. 

Skipton: historic market town North Yorkshire. Traditional stone town house, open fire, comfortable, well-equipped, sleeps 5. Ground floor: Sitting/dining room; second sitting room, kitchen leading to small pretty garden. First floor: 3 bedrooms: (double; zip/link twin/super king, single), bathroom: bath and shower cubicle. Minutes from town centre. Many walks direct from town. Ideal for exploring Yorkshire Dales. Grassington, Burnsall, Bolton Abbey within a 15 minute drive. Bronte country, The Lakes, West Coast, the spa town of Harrogate and the city of York within easy driving distance. Hockney Gallery Saltaire UNESCO site plus cultural attractions of Leeds nearby. Skipton station links to National Rail Network. Weekly let from £475 inclusive. Sorry no pets or agents. 

Nanny Wanted

Cultured, professional family in Ealing W13 require part-time after-school nanny for pick-ups, holidays and occasional babysitting.  


Workshops are for jerks. What you need is an editor. 

Online Publications

Angst, Meaninglessness & Euphoria 

INTERPOEMS. Not elitist not populist. 

To the happy few: 

Neil Rathmell's Literary Blog 


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Determined passionate generous married man, mid-50s, seeks thoughtful female reader/writer for mutual appreciation and exploration between the covers. 

If you enjoy my, you are my gal! Me? Active virile ageless sixties.  

Marilyn seeks Arthur Miller. Sweet-natured blonde F (28, London) WLTM confident, witty, warm and single older M (45+, ideally) for something special. 


Brief Neurodynamic Psychotherapy, Dr Seán Haldane, Harley St, clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist and author. 

Depressed? Anxious? Confused? Stuck? Talking things over may help. Experienced, open minded, cultured psychotherapist. NW London. Paul Gordon

tel: 020 7624 3053 


The Travelling Desk. A great gift for a writer! 

bespokeshorts. Literary short stories tailored to one's life Contact: J A Weston No false flattery - just part of the legacy
tel: 07940 933159 

Hone your skills with LTWO. Exercises and personalised feedback will help you improve your fiction or memoir. Our step by step modules offer practice and a strong foundation in the basics of good writing.

Literary Agent of serious (non-fiction) is looking for (self)published authors or publishers who seek world-wide representation for their books. 

Specialist Booksellers

Skoob Books. Visit our new shop at the rear of The Brunswick. The large and changing stock of second hand books includes: philosophy, fiction, art, maths, science, politics and much besides. Books shipped wherever required. Mon-Sat 10.30am-8pm, Sunday 10.30am-6pm.
address: 66 The Brunswick, off Marchmont Street, London, WC1 1AE (Russell Square Tube)
tel: 020 7278 8760  

THE BROADWAY BOOKSHOP. A small but beautiful independent bookshop on Broadway Market, Hackney.
We specialise in literary fiction and have a good range of poetry, philosophy, politics, biography, city literature, travel, art, fashion, music and children's books. We regularly hold events at the shop such as readings and discussions. 6 Broadway Market London E8 4QJ
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm

tel: 020 7241 1626 

The Great War Bookshop Your online source for second-hand, rare, fine and collectable books, maps, guides, ephemera, etc. about the First World War. To browse nearly forty catalogues of History & Literature 1914 - 1918 go to and click on 'booksellers' or go direct to:  

tel: 020 7734 5259 

BOOKFINDING SERVICE. Also journal articles, CDs & DVDs, bibliographic research. All subjects. Books are willingly mailed overseas. Visa, MasterCard & AmEx welcome. Barlow Moor Books, 29 Churchwood Road Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TZ.
tel: 0161 434 5073  fax: 0161 448 2491 

Writers' Retreats

A gorgeous Greek island and an expert tutor? Why not go for it? Six day fiction courses with a friendly and expert tutor,the novelist, JOHN MURRAY. On a Greek island KYTHNOS, so beautiful you won't want to leave it. Cheaper than the Arvon Foundation and everywhere else at only 450 pounds. The courses start 23rd September 2013. 'John's fiction surgeries are an education in writing' - CLARE SAMBROOK, author of Canongate hit novel, Hide & Seek. 'John Murray has a mind like a laser beam and is able to focus on dross and on cutting it out' TONY WALKER, Fiction Surgery student. 

Greece: writers’ retreats & workshops. Secluded location beside the sea on unspoilt beautiful Methana. Full board with excellent food, also optional yoga. 

West Cork, Ireland. Writers' Retreat: Beautiful Glengarriff, luxury secluded venue overlooking Bantry Bay. Accommodation and full board, workshops included, from £320 p.p.s. 6-13th September 2014 

Autumn Writers Retreat at Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia 19 November – 3 December 2014
Writers’ retreats from £250 per week. A room of your own, inspiring surroundings, good food and the company of other writers. Early booking strongly recommended
“Casa Ana offered a perfect writing environment…”
“ The gentle rhythm of the days suited me perfectly”
Contact: Anne Hunt
tel: +34 958 766270