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FRANCE--Languedoc—Charming village house in wine country near Montpellier, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, garden and view terrace. 500 euros per two-week minimum, less for longer stays.  

Norfolk - self-contained 1- bed annexe available in rural mid-Norfolk. Peaceful, well-equipped, central heating, wood-burner, desk, access to large garden. 20 mins to Norwich. Would suit academic/writer. Available from late September. £200 p.w. incl. bills and wood. 

Beautiful quiet North Cornwall estuary cottage, large garden, sleeps 5. Phone 01208 592034

tel: 07817 495001 

Bright and charming top floor of Victorian house off the Kings Road S.W.6. Own bathrom and kitchen. Looking for Monday-Friday femaile lodger. £900 per month including bills and cleaning. 5 minutes from the tube station. 

Cosy writer's eyrie Belsize Park to suit small family, available from 1 November, £1,800 p/m, all found 

For Sale

Beautiful French house for sale: 

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

Thirteenth century stone presbytery for sale in France, south of the Loire. Four bedrooms, vast kitchen, library, two towers, gardens, swimming pool, walled park with conifers and fruit trees. Inquiries: 

TUSCAN jewel: two-bedroom eco-cottage forty minutes north of Lucca. Set in own woods, with olive grove, fruit trees and pastures, perfect for artist, writer, musician, cultivator or indeed anyone who loves nature and solitude without isolation. Photos available. Price: 190.000 euro 


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  

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

AEGEAN TURKEY - near Ephesus; boutique hotel in traditional village, courtyards, pool, garden; extensive library includes Turkey/Archaeology/History. WiFi
tel: +90 256 6671125 

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. 

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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 

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 

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

SICILY, spacious 5 bedroom villa with pool near Taormina. Stunning views Etna & sea. Photo gallery & brochure
tel: 07952 609690  

Rome (Trastevere) apartment (living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) weekly/monthly rentals
tel: 39065783777  

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-Greece 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. 

Online Publications

Neil Rathmell's Literary Blog 

Vietnam war vet 

Studio flat in writer’s house in fashionable Dalston. Own private kitchen and bathroom and shared use of large roof terrace and laundry room. Wifi. 


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

SLIM STRIKING SURGEON. This beautiful woman has a natural understated beauty. 48. She is also a talented artist and loves old books and vintage cars. A quiet, sanguine girl she believes actions speak louder than words and hates endless chatter. She is great fun and as with most well-travelled people can be at home anywhere. As happy in the country as London she is one of the most relaxed, easy going women and a delight to be around. She lives in South West London but location isn’t an issue. She would like to meet an interesting understated man with similar values 50-68. For a complimentary introduction Call Sarah: Carpe Diem Introductions
tel: 020 8313 0918 


Depressed? Anxious? Confused? Stuck? Talking things over may help. Experienced, open minded, cultured psychotherapist NW London
tel: 020 7624 3053 

Specialist Booksellers

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 

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

THE PERFECT WRITERS’ RETREAT in the lovely Scottish Borders: space to write and think in an established editor’s tranquil rural home and secluded gardens  

Writers’ Retreats at Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras,
18 November – 2 December 2015 – sold out, 10 – 24 February 2016, 15 – 29 June 2016.
A room of your own ** inspiring surroundings ** good food ** professional mentoring available ** the company of other writers. Prices: from £390 per week. Early booking strongly recommended. “Casa Ana offered a perfect writing environment…” “ The gentle rhythm of the days suited me perfectly”
tel: +34 958 766270