Accommodation Available

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. 

Retired curator (M) seeks accommodation in Manhattan or Brooklyn for 3 months, mid/end January – mid/end April 2015. 

Accommodation Wanted

University lecturer/writer (F) seeks room, studio or 1 bed flat in SE15 area  

For Sale

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. 

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

Looking for a sea change? Lovely, award-winning independent bookshop for sale. Located in charming coastal village in Ireland. Surrounded by stunningly beautiful scenery. Business growing annually, with potential for further development. Attractive lifestyle.
For further information  

South West France: Romantic, beautiful, ancient farmhouse, fully restored. Two stone barns, set in wonderful parc naturel, stunning views. Four beds, three bath/shower rooms, library/office, two receptions. Wifi. Manageable one third acre garden. One minute from village with bistro, boulanger. Furniture/equipment also negotiable. Move in and enjoy. £215,000. 

SW France: Brive. Corrèze: £110,000. Stone built, fully furnished, single storey apartment with independent entrance and ample parking. 72 sq. mtrs : Two large bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room - plus cellar room. Private courtyard. Garage and store, complete with 1997 English registered BMW Z3.
10 minute walk from town centre.10 minute walk to railway station. Airports: Brive 20 minutes drive, Limoges Bellegarde 1hr 20, Bergerac 1hr 30, Toulouse 2 hrs. 


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

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. 

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. 

Rome (near Spanish Steps and Trastevere) 2 apartments 80sqm each (images on site) for weekly/monthly rental.
tel: 39065783777 


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

My good wishes for your birthday. With love, The Good Doctor xxx

Online Publications

INTERPOEMS. Not elitist not populist. 

To the happy few: 

Neil Rathmell's Literary Blog 

Angst, Meaninglessness & Euphoria 


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Please telephone David for full details of our unique scheme 07986 213120. London/Home Counties - South Coast - East Anglia
tel: 01728 635064 

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DAVID - Leki Hiking Pole Gifted on ST. Ives-Zennor Coastal Trail, Oct 3, Love to return pole. Mary 


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.

Copy editing, proof reading, indexing. Fast and accurate service. Trained librarian with over 35 years' experience. Contact Anne at: 

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 

Writers' Retreats

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