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

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. 

Paris 9th. Writer's spacious 1st floor flat off secluded square. Sleeps 2. Large sitting room. Study. 1 month min. Suit academic. £1500/pcm. 

Swap your London flat for our historic Lyme Regis house, 6-12 months. 

To let: cottage in Suffolk near Snape, rustic charm and all mod cons. Large garden. Sleeps four to six. Also a large airy flat in Chania, Crete, near Venetian Harbour, secluded cul-de-sac minutes from market, sleeps four to five. 01603 506595
tel: 07903 612251 

Accommodation Wanted

Two bedroom flat or maisonette wanted by American academic family for eight weeks from April 15.  

Is there a sympathetic person with a house or space to spare for my daughter and her partner in east or north London? Circus performer and architect, highly educated but low-paid, house-trained and charming but about to be made homeless by supermarket development, likely to be priced out of London, where they must be for work. They need to move by the end of March.

tel: 07814 214345 


For Sale

Jacques Villon. Works on paper. 358 pieces, many unique, many rare. 44 year collection offered-all or part. 

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 from Granada. Restored farmhouse.
Sleeps 2-8. Pool. Mountain views. Prop.Ref.S10302 

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. 

Shropshire Hills AONB: self-catering, comfortable, four-star coach-house flat in tranquil and very rural countryside. Central to Much Wenlock, Wenlock Edge, Church Stretton, the Long Mynd and Ludlow. Views. Walks from the door. Open all year. Double bedroom plus single bed and cot for children, if required.
tel: 01584 841649  web 

Cornwall. Beautiful Edwardian house, stunning views, above magnificent beach. Sleeps 17, suits multi-family holidays, art /meditation groups, etc. Availability outside state school holidays  

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  


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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 

Smart, funny, sexy, sophisticated, artistic lady in her prime. Seeks soulmate. London area 

Ambassador's daughter, writer, widow, slim, blonde with homes in London, NYC and Palm Beach seeks male companion 65-75, prefer retired British/Irish MD 

Lively oldie, into red wine/garlic/Radio3/ seeks companion and occasional lover. Bucks 

Beautiful, Understated, lawyer. This tall, slim, 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 is self deprecating and warm with a brilliant sense of the ridiculous. Add to that her adventurous spirit and prowess on the ski slopes and you have a rather special woman. For a complimentary introduction call Sarah at Carpe Diem Introductions

tel: 020 8313 0918 

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 

Would-be heroine, 49, seeks hero/antihero/faithful friend (any age) for epic tale of fascinating adventure and Gothic romance - in Suffolk, moreover. Meet me by the folly at midnight or contact 

ATTRACTIVE author, musician,slim,working often traveling to the tropics, seeks male companion, free travel and expenses. Scholar,70-80 in good health 


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 


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

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

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 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 

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

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


A writers' group for published writers or those seriously pursuing publication. We are a friendly group which meets twice a month to workshop works-in-progress. Prose fiction and memoir only. 

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.

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. 

A Sicily summer school school with Montalbano and Slow Food, at an organic 'agriturismo' near the Valley of the Temples. Late September. Details and bookings