Accommodation Available

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

Hamburg Rotherbaum, elegant one bedroom academics’ flat, close to University and Alster Lakes. Available September 2015 to March 2016, € 1400/m. 

Accommodation Wanted

Wanted to rent - a peaceful home with a mountain view in N Wales for a lone writer, (Cambridge ph D) from June -
December 2015. Would consider anything: furnished/unfurnished/basic, and could offer house/pet sitting and other duties. 

Accommodation wanted: researcher needs quiet room in London for six months from June contact 

For Sale

Beautiful French house for sale: 

French Property for sale. £4k to £10m. 

Bargain priced peace and comfort in rural SW France. Four bedroom, 2 bathroom renovated house near village with all facilities. Euro 195,000 ono. 


Chennai, India. Rental: Coconut palms, migratory birds in an acre of coastal orchard. House 3500 sqft. Verandahs, furnished 2 dbl bedrooms, en suite showers, living-dining for 6, A/C, 24/7 security. B & B weekly from £350. Additional cottage, 1 dbl bedroom en suite, available from £250. Mammallapuram UNESCO shore temples, stone and silk shopping, Crocodile Sanctuary, airport accessible. Transport, tours, long lets negotiable. Conserving coastal culture

tel: 07932 530347  

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. 

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.


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

Tailor-made destinations from Gane and Marshall ~ Bespoke holidays to Africa, Southeast Asia, Scandinavia, the Indian Ocean Islands and Antarctica.
tel: 01822 600600 

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

AEGEAN TURKEY - near Ephesus; boutique hotel in traditional village, courtyards, pool, garden; extensive library includes Turkey/Archaeology/History. WiFi

tel: +90 256 6671125 

Deepest Gascony. Lovely old house, four double bedrooms, lawned garden, terrace, secluded location in pretty hilltop village with shops. Many local markets, legendary food, tranquil. £375-495 per week. Contact or see property ref. FR24673 on Owners Direct. 

Jurançon Pau Pyrenees. C18th Manor set in 15 acres parkland. Uninterrupted views over vineyards to entire chain of Pyrénées Atlantiques. Friends' & Family reunions, Painting Holidays, Wine Tasting, Walking, Cycling, Bien-Être

tel: +33 067 9590491  

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. 

Legendary Provence 2015. Three family properties: secluded, yet within walking distance of renowned medieval villages of which they command extraordinary views. Excellent libraries to suit both adults and children. Large grounds for boules games. 

Are you looking for temporary accommodation? is a resource to find homes, anywhere in the world, offered by scholars on the move. Let furnished houses or flats, do home swops, house sit, or share a space today. 

IDYLLIC FARM HOUSE IN TYPICAL FRENCH VILLAGE. Ancient farmhouse, charmingly updated to ensure your comfort. Furnished with French and English country furniture, it enjoys the atmosphere of a family home. Three double bedrooms, three spacious bath/shower rooms, dining room, living room, well-equipped kitchen. Set in 1/3 acre garden with magnificent views over unspoiled landscape.
Perfect for ramblers, gourmets, readers, thinkers, cyclists, country lovers, devotees of French Mediaeval history and wonderful old chateaux 

PAXOS, Kefalonia, Epirus, Symi. Lovely villas, all sizes, flexible stays, high quality service, specialist knowledge. ABTA V2429
tel: 020 7286 9255 

Historic village house in beautiful Languedoc countryside, stylishly renovated, with panoramic views of Corbières hills. Magnificent walks, lake and river swimming, Cathar castles, markets, vineyards. A holiday base, or writing retreat, for all season: short (€650-€900 pw) and long lets 

Crow Country: wake to the noise of rooks by the river Test. Bed and breakfast in Houghton, on the Clarendon Way. Stockbridge two miles. All home comforts and a room piled with books.
tel: 07771 785001  

Tuscan Hills. Farmhouse 3 double bedrooms stunning views, £400 pw  

PAXOS, Kefalonia, Epirus, Symi. Lovely villas, all sizes, flexible stays, high quality service, specialist knowledge. ABTA V2429 02072869255 

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Attractive midlife couple seeks couple or woman for shared adventuring. 

Male travelling companion intimately associated with the Indian sub-continent, single, cultured and cosmopolitan for similar Delhi and UK based female academic 

Sexy, senior, sixties, seeks female partner for Lifestyle dalliances & cruise 

INFIDELITIES Has life become somewhat uninteresting and routine? If your secret desire is to experience a surreptitious relationship or an illicit liaison, we will personally introduce you to men/women who aspire to the same objective. Full discretion assured. Please telephone David for full details of our unique scheme. 07986 213120 London/Home Counties - South Coast - East Anglia
tel: 01728 635064 

Lovely warm women writer seeks attractive, kind, clever man, mid 50s/60s. London. 

Parisian woman adores cultural activities seeks friendship with social intellectual man (Ottawa) 50/55 hopes to live together. 

BEAUTIFUL, UNDERSTATED, LAWYER. This tall, leggy woman is quite stunning. There is an ethereal quality to her that is so appealing. Impossible to imagine this gentle lover of Jane Austen is one of the most respected barristers in the city. She has a keen sense of the ridiculous. Add to that her adventurous spirit and prowess on the ski slopes and you have a rather special woman. Contact Sarah at CARPE DIEM
tel: 020 8313 0918 


Analyst, well qualified, level-headed and experienced; NW3, near Northern Line. John Lawrence: cell-phone: 07812 142 169

tel: 020 7431 7600 

Central Cambridge Psychotherapist, Tavistock trained, BPC registrant. 

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

tel: 020 7624 3053 

Reader Services

Copy-editing, proofreading, indexing. All types of manuscripts considered. Accurate and punctual service. English teacher with over twenty years' experience. Contact Dr Jean Owen 


Would you like a writing mentor? Choose from award-winning writers, editors or literary agents. Mentorships are for six months or one year. See 

Concerts in your home: soprano, mezzo-soprano,
tenor or baritone with piano accompaniment.  

Specialist Booksellers

Find our large and changing stock of secondhand books at the rear of The Brunswick. Philosophy, fiction, art, maths, science and much besides. Currently we have excellent photography books, travel and beach reading too. Books shipped wherever required. A London Living Wage Employer. 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  

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 

FINE SIGNED BOOKS specialising in contemporary literary fiction & poetry
tel: 01736 365955  

The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop
tel: 020 7734 5259 

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 

Writers' Retreats

Autumn Writers Retreat at Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia 19 November – 3 December 2014 and 18 February - 4 March 2015. 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 

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.
'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. 

West Cork, Ireland. Writers' Retreat: Near Beautiful Baltimore, own apartments on country estate with full board, workshops included, from £324 p.p.s. 10-16th May 2015. 

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