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Bodleian Shop

When did you last visit the Bodleian shop? The best- selling items at the moment are: the Bodleian document bag in smart black canvas, the Relativity mouse mat, also in black, and a mug bearing Edward Lear's portrait of his cat, Foss. The shop is open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See the Bodleian's Shopping Arcade on the Internet:

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Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising return coach trips to Stratford evening performances. Each £25 ticket includes transport and a free upgrade to best stalls or circle seat. Coaches depart St Giles' at 5.45 p.m. for Macbethon Mon., 13 May, and for As You Like Iton Thur., 17 May. Tel. for bookings (RSC Oxford): Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Offered

St Edward's School: the school offers a rich academic, sporting, and cultural environment from which pupils can take their place in society with confidence and understanding. 570 pupils from 13 to 18; 75 per cent boarding, 25 per cent day; full co- educational from 1997. We are able to offer a number of bursaries to the value of 30 per cent of the fees to the children of University teachers and administrators. These are in addition to our Academic, Music, Art, and All-rounder Scholarships and will be awarded to bright children. St Edward's School is a Registered Charity and exists to provide high-quality education for boys and girls. For further details and a prospectus, contact Mrs Anne Brooks, St Edward's School, Oxford OX2 7NN. Tel.: Oxford 319200, fax: 319202.

Piano lessons: children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Experienced teacher. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. (Jericho.) Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture by John Hulme. Twenty-five years' experience. All aspects of repair, carcass-work, veneer, inlay, polishing, stain removal, upholstery, cane/rush seating. Furniture-making and copying. Collection and delivery. 11a High Street, Chipping Norton. Tel./fax: 01608 641692.

S.J.H. Carpentry: built-in wardrobes, bookcases, kitchens, doors and windows fitted; all general carpentry. Tel.: 01235 529990, mobile: 0378 949872.

Jeanne Bliss, landscape designer. A two-hour initial visit: £30. Garden plans. A two-year phased programme. Garden design with colour slides. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Piers Roberts from workshops in Thame. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 218929 or 201325.

Stella Campion, gold and silversmith; Goldsmiths' Crafts Council first prize winner 1994. I can design a unique hand- made piece for your anniversary, gifts, or awards. A friendly and efficient service. Gold work and repousséea speciality. Tel.: Oxford 790867.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine. Persian carpet dealers. We specialise in large and extra-large hand-knotted oriental carpets and runners and our list includes over 100 such pieces from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China; we can search other importers' stocks for hard-to-find items if necessary. We also keep quantities of traditional hand-made nomadic and village rugs and kelims at warehouse prices. Business hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Finders Keepers à La Carte—a new concept: a selection of services available to tenants of Finders Keepers rental properties, designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and enjoyment whilst renting Finders Keepers' properties. Call us for your menu. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e- mail:

Gardens creatively designed, planted, and maintained. Portfolio available on request. Colin Broad. Tel.: Oxford 882711.

Micro Instruments Ltd. are an Oxford-based company whose prime business is in the sales and servicing of optical microscopes and micromanipulation equipment. Holding agencies for Carl Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Narashige, De Fonbrune, and other leading manufacturers, we have for the past 35 years been able to assist in the selection and supply of equipment for microscopy all over the UK and overseas. For further information and assistance please contact us. Tel.: 01993 883595, fax: 01993 883616.

Professional IT solutions: KGH Computing Solutions offers expert advice on all PC requirements. Particular expertise in database design and implementation (Access, dBase, FoxPro); Local Area Networks (Novell, WFWG, Windows 95) and connection to TCP/IP (University Network); consultancy and specification for new PCs and upgrades. Contact Keith Hatton. Tel.: 01734 625707 (answerphone), or 0850 064387 (mobile); fax: 01734 625708; e-mail:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Music teachers required to give general interest lectures to American study-abroad undergraduates over the period 18–29 July and 22 Aug.–2 Sept. The classes are from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Contact the Bursar, Worcester College, for further details. Tel.: Oxford (2)78335.

Abingdon School—required from Sept. 1996: Biology teacher, full- or part-time, for one year. Also Religious Studies teacher, part-time, 8–9 hours p.w. for one year. Closing date: 10 May. Applications and names of two referees to the Acting Headmaster, Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1DE.

Sale Support Assistant: 6-month contract, salary negotiable. New avenues for your library experience. B.H. Blackwell is an internationally renowned supplier of books and journals to customers across the globe. Our client base is expanding fast, mainly due to the success of our sales teams based out in the field. Now we seek a highly literate and organised person to work in our Periodicals Division and provide support for the American/Australian market area. This varied role will involve anything from preparing bids, proposals, and sales letters through to writing and co- ordinating the production of promotional material. Standardising parts of our tendering process will be another important responsibility and you will also track the success of various new sales initiatives such as the introduction of on-line products. A knowledge and understanding of journal publishing gained in a library environment is essential to succeed. You will also be computer- literate in both spreadsheets and word-processing (preferably Amipro) and will have the commercial acumen to compose complex bids and tenders. A knowledge of Spanish would be highly desirable. Closing date: 10 May. Send c.v., quoting ref. JO970, to Angela Williams, Personnel Dept. B.H. Blackwell Ltd., Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2ET.

Oxford Interactive Learning is a small newly-created department of Oxford University Press which has been set up to develop innovative learning materials to be published both electronically and by more traditional means. We need a researcher whose key responsibilities will include gathering and assessing information in the areas of education and technology and creating and maintaining an archive of relevant and current information on markets, players and technological innovations. Candidates will hold a university degree or equivalent, preferably in a subject involving the handling of research data and/or statistics. Experience of research methodologies and the ability to analyse data quantitatively and qualitatively are also required. You must be a competent user of word processing, database and spreadsheet software and be familiar with computer research tools. An enthusiasm for and interest in publishing and electronic means of distribution is highly desirable. This post is offered on an initial one year contract. Salary will be c.£16,000 per annum plus a range of supporting benefits. Please apply in writing with a full cv and current salary details, clearly stating which position you are interested in, to Charlotte Kerr, Personnel Officer. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom detached house with garage in secluded drive in North Oxford available Sept.–end of June, for visiting academics only. £925 p.c.m. inc. of council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Old Marston: quaint 18th-c. 2-bedroom cottage, with pretty garden, light and sunny first-floor living-room, furnished and equipped. Available Aug. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

Semi-detached house in North Oxford, available from 1 Aug.: 3 bedrooms, living-, dining-room, kitchen with gardens (fish- pond) and garage; furnished and equipped to a high standard; auto- washing machine, satellite TV, etc.; cycle distance to city centre and easy access to schools and buses; very quiet area and close to Cutteslowe Park. Suit caring non-smoking academic visitors or family. Six months min. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 510683 (after 7 p.m.), or (2)73146; e-mail:

Brand-new 2-bedroom bungalow in quiet position in Cowley; fully furnished to a high specification, gas c.h., parking, small walled garden, close to local shops, bus routes, library, swimming-pool, etc. Long let preferred. Available from May. £650 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 361772.

Furnished semi-detached house in Sandhills (3½ miles from centre, opposite Thornhill Park and Ride for easy access to Oxford); 1 double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms (1 unfurnished), bathroom with electric shower, living-room, dining-room, fitted kitchen; gas c.h.; fridge, cooker, microwave, telephone; off-street parking; garden. £475 p.c.m. Available immediately for 6 months–1 year. Tel.: Oxford (2)78172, e-mail:

Very peaceful, sunny, detached Cotswold stone cottage (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush valley. Wonderful views and walks. Furnished/unfurnished; 2 bedrooms, study, oil-fired c.h., insulation, log stove, shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

17 June–8 July: 4-bed, 2-bath detached house in North Oxford cul-de-sac ending Cutteslowe Park; large lounge overlooking lovely garden; large kitchen; washing-machine, drier. Close to buses. Utilities inc. £200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 515119.

Headington area: house available, professionals only, from July for 6 months; all modern conveniences; off-road parking; very large garden overlooking golf course. £700 p.m. inc. of bills except telephone. Tel.: Oxford 69609.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let from 1 Oct.; walk to colleges, train station and bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h., recently redecorated, 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace, 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £870 p.m. Tel. (J. Mackrell): Oxford 775567 (evenings), or (A. Gaston, Canada): 613 7451368, fax: 613 7450299, e-mail:

Berkeley, California, USA, Sept. 1996–May 1997: house with garage and small yard, 10 minutes' drive from the University of California; 1½ blocks from bus line; 2 bedrooms, living-room, dining-room, 1 bath, washer-drier, porch; fully furnished in quiet, tree-lined neighourhood in walking distance of shops, stores, bookstores, restaurants. Weather moderate all year round. No pets or smokers. Rent $1,300 p.m. Lynn Rhodes, 726 Neilson Street, Berkeley\, CA 94707. Tel.: 510 525 2643.

Modern 3-bedroom detached house, 2 miles city centre; kitchen/family room, dining-room, lounge; fully furnished; cat in residence; secluded garden, off-road parking. Available 22 July–4 Sept. Non-smokers. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 744232.

Pleasant furnished house in Risinghurst; 1 single and 2 double bedrooms, lounge-cum-diner, study, gas c.h., appliances; good decorative order; small secluded garden; off-street parking. £595 p.c.m. Dr Basu. Tel.: 01734 860630 or 01734 875123, ext. 4344.

Only the best is good enough for Finders Keepers' clients and tenants. We aim for 100 per cent in everything we do; on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to offer a caring, comprehensive service. We are an `Investor in People' and National Winners of the Best Letting and Management Company Award for the second consecutive year—call us to find out why the best is not the most expensive. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:

Osney: 3-bedroom terrace house in excellent condition 10 minutes' walk from central Oxford in secluded district by the river. Fully furnished and equipped, gas c.h., fitted kitchen, washing-machine, freezer, fridge, phone, TV, garden with patio and seats. Available July for 1 year. Only visiting academics considered. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862347.

Headington, close to hospitals, shops, schools, and buses: 3-bedroom bungalow; 1 master bedroom with en-suite shower and w.c., 1 single bedroom, other bedroom/study, family bathroom, gas c.h., attached garage, telephone, security system, sun-lounge, modern fitted kitchen with automatic washing-machine and drier, waste disposal unit. From 1 Aug., £625 p.c.m. Fully furnished. Unsuitable for sharers. Tel.: O1993 881667 or 01993 704858.

Premier offer a fine selection of property for long or short let. Similar properties always required. Competitive fees and the friendliest service in the city. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier, 207 Cowley Road. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: Oxford 798087.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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Flats to Let

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment on 2 floors, part of listed manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and lying in 3,000 acres of countryside. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

Peaceful east Oxon. village, extremely spacious 2- bedroom flat, first floor of former vicarage, part furnished, suit quiet single professional person or couple. £550 p.c.m. inc. heating. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

St Clement's, walking distance of city centre: 2- bedroom apartment on two floors with roof-top patio garden; spacious accommodation; no parking; available 1 June. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

Attractive modern luxury flat in prestigious area of North Oxford: double bedroom; c.h.; fully equipped (inc. TV); garage; easy walking distance to Science Area and town. Available now. £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings and Sundays).

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late June. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail:

Central North Oxford: 2-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen-diner, well placed for the academic and business centre; best suited to professionals and mature academics. £675 p.c.m. Available 20 May. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

North Oxford : 1 Sept. 1996–30 June 1997, £520 p.m., fully-furnished ground-floor flat; dining-room/study, hall, living-room/study, bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing-drying machine, electric stove, etc.; c.h.; car-port; garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Summer Lets

Islip: lovely spacious period cottage in beautiful village (conservation area), 5 miles from central Oxford, available Sat. 27 July–Sat. 31 Aug. In very quiet lane with easy access to city by bus, train, or car. Sitting-room, dining-hall, large conservatory/playroom, very large kitchen/dining-room (Aga, electric hob and oven, microwave, dish-washer, fridge, freezers, cooler), laundry-room (washing-machine and drying area), 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7), 2 bathrooms, dressing-room and shower-room; large and pretty garden with terrace; garage. £350 p.w. inc. some housekeeping. Tel.: Oxford 841759, fax: 371939.

Spacious 4-bedroom house available for whole of Aug. with possibility of last week of July; within minutes of Summertown shopping area and short bus ride to city centre; attractively furnished; all modern service facilities; bath and shower-rooms, 2 reception rooms, very spacious kitchen-diner, conservatory, large garden. £300 p.w. all inc. Tel.: Oxford 511007 (evenings), (2)70490 (day); fax: (2)70757.

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Accommodation Offered

Large bedsit to let in east Oxford: c.h., own cooking facilities and fridge, shared bathroom, optional telephone line; central Oxford 10 minutes; suit non-smoking female with references. Available 1 June, £260 p.m. inc. Second bedsit also available. Tel.: Oxford 242075.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 511111 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

Central North Oxford: Victorian house available July for 6 months plus; comfortable family accommodation; sleeps 6; £200 p.w. Also central North Oxford, studio flat; suit couple or single person; available shortly, for 6 months plus. £100 p.w. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

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Accommodation Sought

Premier have a fine selection of short lets for overseas visitors. We also require substantial executive style detached furnished/unfurnished in any area, rent level £2,000 p.c.m., 2/3-year let, for US visiting lady. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Visiting American academic seeks 1–2-bedroom furnished flat with kitchen facilities or house in the Oxford area, 1 July–15 Aug. Tel. (Dr Bruce Hindmarsh): Oxford 62637, or fax (Dr Frank A. James, USA): 407 875 0879.

New Zealand professor and 3 teenage children seek 3- bedroom accommodation, 8 July–3 Aug. Oxford references available. Tel.: Oxford 221002.

Last week in Aug.: parents (University of Glasgow), bride (Brasenose), and bridesmaids need accommodation in Oxford to prepare for wedding. Min. of 3 bedrooms required; meticulous care taken. Contact John or Stella Money. Tel.: 0141-334 3813 (h), or 0141-330 6719 (univ.).

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to rent 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5 weeks, 24 June–29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338 7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail:

Academic Spanish family of 4 (daughters aged 5 and 7) require flat or house to rent 30 June–18 Aug. The family always spend their summers in Oxford and know it well. Tel.: Oxford 513788.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Sydney: family on UK sabbatical Jan.–June 1997 seeks house-swap or rent. We offer lovely detached house on quiet street; 2 large beds, 2 small beds/study, kitchen/family/dining area, double living-room, 2 baths; best appliances f & f; large garden; pool. Lovely inner harbourside suburb, close shops, schools, bus, ferry, 10 minutes drive/bus downtown. We require well-equipped 2–3-bed/study house in Oxford/area, close to shops, primary school, rail station. Douglas Tomkin. Fax: 00 612 330 8877, e-mail:

Visiting professor, wife and son seek quiet, three-bedroom house in North Oxford or surrounding area, Aug.–Jan. Off-street parking and washer-drier preferred. Non-smokers. No pets. British, now based in US. Looking to rent or exchange our well-appointed house in quiet neighbourhood 30 minutes north of New York City. Will take good care of your home. Tel: 1-(914) 365-6631, e-mail:

Jerusalem: academic family seeks house-swap or rent July/Aug., for 6–12 months; we offer lovely fully-equipped apartment to sleep 5; huge balconies; views; heating; close to shopping, transport, schools, health centre; 5 minutes' drive to university, 10 minutes to centre and sight-seeing. Car-swap possible. We seek 4-bedroom furnished accommodation, North Oxford, Headington, Kidlington, etc. Dr B. Czaczkes. Fax: 00 972 2 881341, e-mail: msbc

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Holiday Lets

French Alps: beautiful family flat to rent; sleeps 6–8; 3 bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., fully equipped and furnished; every room accesses beautiful terrace (80 sq. yds.); telephone, TV, view, indoor garage; in Morzine-Avoriaz, 1 hour's drive to Geneva airport, 1/2-hour's drive to Thonon-Evian; all mountain sports available; tennis; Olympic swimming-pool; ice-rink. FF 4,500 p.w., May–Nov. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1, fax: 33 1; e-mail: jrovet@world-

Paris: edge of Latin Quarter, room in quiet comfortable flat, available May–end of Aug. FF 4,000 per fortnight, less if long-term. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1, fax: 33 1; e-mail:

Provence—Mormoiron: period farmhouses to let on English-run vineyard. Beautiful countryside. Avignon 10 minutes. 2–8 people. Tel.: 33, fax: 33

Casa Quintino: old Tuscan farmhouse in peaceful countryside with distant views of ancient Etruscan town of Volterra; 20 minutes from San Gimignano, 1 hour Florence, Siena, Pisa; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7 comfortably); fully equipped kitchen. Available from 15 June, £250–£450 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 727394 (evenings).

Holiday family accommodation, central North Oxford: charming Victorian house, sleeps 6, £280 p.w. Also studio flat for couple, £170 p.w. Both residences centrally heated, washer/driers, microwaves plus conventional cookers, fridge/freezers, colour TVs, linen; telephones optional. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Italy, outskirts Verona, charming ground-floor flat in fine 15th-c. villa: own entrance, large bed-sitting room, ditto kitchen dining room, secure parking, use of garden area. £250 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Vacancies June, July, Aug. Tel. (Moore): 01844 238247, or, in Verona, Contessa Da Sacco: 00 45 526 499.

Peleponnese: unique, recently reconstructed house in the Byzantine Castro of Monemvasia; sleeps 4 (1 double, 2 singles), fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, verandah with views of Cape Malea; under-floor c.h.; open fire. £400 p.w.. Adjacent apartment sleeps 4 also available, £300 p.w. For brochure, tel.: 0181-977 3490 (evenings), or send postcard to: Kate Rendall, Monemvasia 23070, Lakonia, Greece.

Czech Republic, for a holiday full of pleasant surprises; fairy-tale woodland cottage available May–Oct.; 30 minutes Prague; sleeps 4+; wood fires, lake, views, walks, mushrooms, castles, sunshine; abundant food and wine; low prices; English- speaking owner. From £225 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

Villa with garden and wonderful views, 40 minutes from Florence; all mod. cons.; swimming and sports facilities nearby; sleeps 8; available late July–mid-Sept. £325 p.w. Lukes. Tel. (Italy): 00 39 55 8428317.

House for Sale

Portland Road, Summertown: attractive 1930s family house with south-facing garden, in very popular area close to excellent schools, bus route to town, and local shops; large sitting- room, dining-room, big kitchen, 4 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, bathroom, study in large insulated wooden cabin in garden with own radiator, phone, etc.; period features; gas c.h.; also workshop in garden which is well planted, with a mature walnut tree, pond, flower-beds, lawn, terrace. Possibility of extension. £220,000. Tel.: Oxford 54058, or 226490 (day).

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