Accommodation Available

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 

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.  

PROVENCE. Nr Vaison la Romaine. Share our gorgeous big wild garden, spectacular view Mont Ventoux.
Independent annexe to main house, 65m2. Very well equipped 1/2 people. Kitchen, bathroom,living room, bedroom. CH. WIFI. Privacy, comfort, warmth. Tuesday 28 October 2014 to Tuesday 31 March 2015. £5OO monthly, or £300 two weeks, inclusive. 

Accommodation Wanted

Literary researcher seeks room in friendly London house for six months 

Mature female PhD student researching at the Imperial War Museum seeks accommodation 8 - 30 October 2014. Open to offers for flat swop Edinburgh. 

Tidy, well-mannered male with sense of humour (and publishing day job) seeks quiet room in London. Bike parking preferred, period features not essential. References available.
tel: 07735 291610 

For Sale

Budleigh Salterton, South Devon coast, 2 bed flat for sale, direct access to the beach. £254,000

tel: 01395 266616 

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. 

Riverside peace and quiet in France only 4 hours from London. 2 bedroom holiday house in large garden. 14m frontage on clean river for swimming fishing boating. Paris 1hr by train. 1.5km to station in charming village with all facilities. Well-equipped - radiators Broadband UK TV - but can cook and heat house with wood-burning cooker. Water pumped from spring. €140,000. Pictures + info. 


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. 

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. 

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. 

Piedmont, Italy: Secluded hilltop house, 1hr outside of Turin, sleeps seven. Medieval churches, winery tours nearby. Spring - Autumn stays. Car essential. Base rate €25 pp/night. Children/Extended stay discounts. 

Lovely quiet villa and painting studio in Collioure on the Mediterranean SW France available for rent from October to May or monthly or weekly. Suit someone who want to get away from it all to paint or write book. 

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

INTERPOEMS. Not elitist not populist. 

To the happy few: 

Neil Rathmell's Literary Blog 


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Male, late 60s, usual LRB/Guardian interests, seeks agreeable female. South Wales 

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. 

Passionate family man now single looking for new partner ,40s to 50s ,to play with -loves golf ,tennis bridge, all music, theatre and books -resides in Melbourne but travels regularly 

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tel: 07986 213120 


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.

Piles of old video tapes? Let us archive and preserve your precious memories to DVD or digital files 

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

Specialist Booksellers

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 


Residential Writing Workshops hosted by award-winning author Courttia Newland in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 11-17 October 2014. Accommodation, full board and workshops included. Early booking recommended. To secure your place, call Stephen
tel: 07917 841134 

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. 

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 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