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

Maine, USA. Split household expenses on six month trial basis. 

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. 

For Sale

Beautiful French house for sale: 

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

For sale: Charming hideaway in Dorset village. 17th c thatched cottage with secluded garden, double height main room. 2 double bedrooms plus sleeping gallery. Perfect weekend retreat. £350k ono. Contact for pictures and info. 


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  

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.

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. 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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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  

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. 

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

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