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Sir Peter Hall in conversation

Sir Peter Hall in conversation with Michael Billington, of the Guardian. The man who founded the RSC and established the National Theatre discusses his life's work: Sunday, 12 May, 5 p.m., St John's College (Garden Quadrangle Auditorium). Admission free, all welcome.

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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

The Alexander Technique. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA. Members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Phone for free fact-sheet and brochure. A number of concessionary places for students, etc., are available. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

Jim Crockatt offers you a range of fitted or free-standing bookcases which are elegant in design, robust in construction, decorative in paint, or resplendent in wood—and economical in price. For enquiries, tel.: 01734 744728.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour- separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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.

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.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting professionals and small businesses with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at competitive rates. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

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.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk).

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 repousséa 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.

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

Domestic Services

Housekeeper, part-time, Park Town, June: min. of 4 mornings and 2 afternoons/early evenings per week plus more at times. Flexibility useful. Job includes kids' care (8 and 11 years), driving, cook a bit, shop, clean, etc. Tel.: Oxford 515292.

Au pair: French second-year university student wishing to come to Oxford area, June–Sept. Also long-term placements available. The Oxford Au Pair Agency. Telephone Mary. Tel.: 01235 834030.

Mother's help: cheerful 18-year-old boarding-school leaver seeks work in Aug. and Sept. as mother's help in the Oxford area. Experienced with young children (references provided). Likes sport, art, music, and cooking—willing extra pair of hands. Tel.: 01993 891237.

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

Oxford English Dictionary: applications are invited from those interested in undertaking part-time freelance pre-editorial work to assist in the preparation of the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. A good knowledge either of Middle English or more generally of historical philology is essential. A certain amount of experience in the use of computers would also be greatly advantageous. The work will be undertaken in-house, but with some degree of flexibility as to the hours worked. Candidates, who may be asked to take a brief aptitude test, are invited to apply by sending a full c.v. and handwritten letter of application (referring clearly to this advertisement) before Monday, 20 May, to Dr Philip Durkin. Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Sub-editor for Past and Present: applications are invited for the post of part-time Sub-Editor of Past and Present, a journal of historical studies based in North Oxford. Applicants should have a degree (preferably in history), previous experience of copy-editing and proof-reading, and a knowledge of word-processing. Salary will be £10,032 per year (for 26.5 hours p.w.). The salary is derived from a university research grade and will automatically attract any increases that result from reviews. Generous holidays. Further particulars can be obtained from the Editors, Past and Present, 175 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AW, and applications, with c.v. and the names of two referees, are to be received by Wed., 22 May. Tel.: Oxford 512318, fax: 310080.

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Houses to Let

Wheatley, Oxford, 6 miles east of city centre, near M40 (junction 8): fully-furnished annexe cottage beside listed building; large sitting-room with inglenook fireplace, large double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette. Telephone. To let from the middle of May. No pets, sorry. Prefer professional person(s). Tel.: Oxford 873464.

Terrace house, east Oxford, to let Jan.–Mar. 1997: city centre 1 mile; 3 bedrooms, 2 repcetion, kitchen/diner; all mod. cons.; garden and patio; open aspect to rear; 2 good bikes available. Shops nearby. £550 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 247343.

Paris, XX, Aug. 1996–July 1997: 4-room apartment (81 sq. mtrs.) in pleasant modern building; balcony; garage. FF 5,000 p.c.m. G. Godefroy, 39–41 rue Saint-Fargeau, 75020 Paris. Tel.: 00 33 1 43.61.84.28; or, for more information, Richard Haydon: Oxford (2)77838.

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.

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: gastont@nwrc.cws.doe.ca.

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.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk).

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.

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.

4-bedroom house is available to rent 1 year from July. Excellent condition, all mod. cons., fully furnished. Approx 1 mile universities/hospitals. Ideal family home. Tel.: Oxford 240017. n

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Flats to Let

Spacious North London garden flat, for Aug. (Maida Vale/Kilburn.) Suit professional couple or small family. Double bedroom, single, kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room; free parking; excellent situation for all London connections and 1-hour drive to Oxford. Tel.: 0171-624 0147.

Spacious 1-bedroom flat in Summertown residential street; own bathroom; kitchenette. Considerate non-smoker preferred. References required. Rent plus bill share. Available immediately. Tel.: Oxford 53939 or 0860 539985.

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.

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 Sept. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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

Wolsey Road: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living-room and kitchen, front and back garden, car place, heating, dress-washer, TV and video. May–Sept., £700 p.m. Tel. (Dr N. Cannata): 00 39 6 8080711, or (Dr F. Medioli): 01734 316502.

Jericho, to rent for all of June, £1,200 o.n.o.: comfortable family house; 3/4 bedrooms, study. Tel.: Oxford 56147.

Detached-linked 3/4-bedroom house at the bottom of Rose Hill for rent second week in July–end of Aug. Inc. mod. cons., garage, garden. £250 p.w. Ms S. Richards. Tel.: Oxford 773003.

Delightful 2-bedroom Victorian terrace cottage in North Oxford. Newly redecorated. Fully equipped with pretty gardens and patio. Available mid-May–mid-June or longer. Tel.: 0181-846 6515 (day), or Oxford 54157/54184 (evenings); e-mail: mary.mcmenamin 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.

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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.

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.

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).

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Accommodation Sought

New Zealand Nuffield Fellow and family (husband and 2 children) seek house to rent from early Aug. for at least 2 months, but all longer periods considered. Preferably in North Oxford. Dr Patricia Priest, 34 Edgars Road, Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand.. Tel: 64 9 378 0664, fax: 64 9 376 2403, e-mail: patricip Feel confident letting your property in Oxfordshire with Brooks, one of Oxford's longest-established Property Management Companies. Formerly the property management department of E.J. Brooks and Son. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Month of Aug.: my visiting Italian family are looking for a 3-bedroom house with reasonable access to the centre. North of Oxford preferred but somewhere in the country towards Woodstock would be fine. Cats no problem. Michael. Tel.: O1993 898620.

Visiting Canadian professor needs accommodation in Oxford for 3 months (Sept.–Nov.). Large bedsit or shared flat/house with other female academics preferred. Dr Diane Poulin-Dubois, Montréal. Tel.: 514 848 2219, fax: 514 848 2815, e-mail: dpoulin@vax2.concordia.ca.

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.

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: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

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.

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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: douglas.tomkin@uts.edu.au.

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: kottie_christieblick@socsd.lhric.org.

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 @pluto.huji.ac.il.

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Holiday Lets

Portugal, Obidos: attractive self-contained house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for bird-watching, walking, horse-riding. Rent c.£50 per person per week. Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

Dordogne, near Bergerac: holidays for 2 in artist's secluded converted pool-side barn. Brochure. £200 p.w. Tel.: 00 33 53.61.25.73.

France: Pyrenees foothills, Rousillon. Beautiful old village farmhouse in peaceul, unspoilt area. Forest, mountains, castles, sea—much to to . Terrace, garden, sleeps 4–7. Fully equipped. Available May–late July, and Sept. onwards. Tel.: 0171-624 0147.

France, Lot: spacious 18th-c. stone house in medieval village wit breathtaking views of Célé Valley; 5 kms from historic town of Figeac; canoeing, riding, walking; 3 double bedrooms, all en-suite. Available first 3 weeks in Aug., £300 p.w. Dr G. Lawrence. Tel.: 00 33 65.40.08.24.

Charente-Poitou: beautiful newly-restored stone cottage in the peaceful village of Charras, 20 miles from Angouleme; 5 minutes' walk to local bakery; 2 double bedrooms, 1 single, bathroom with electric shower; downstairs lounge with bed-settee, dining-room, fitted kitchen; french doors lead to secluded terrace overlooking rolling woodland; lovely sunsets; sporting activities avaialable; artists' paradise. £120–£250 p.w. Tel. (English owners): 00 33 45.23.05.09.

Provence—Mormoiron: period farmhouses to let on English- run vineyard. Beautiful countryside. Avignon 10 minutes. 2–8 people. Tel.: 33 90.61.88.78, fax: 33 90.61.98.05.

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 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e- mail: jrovet@world-net.fr.

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 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world- net.fr.

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.

Peloponnese: 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.

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Houses 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).

Fyfield, 15 minutes from Oxford: 3-bedroom end-of terrace Victorian cottage with wood-burning stove and period features throughout. South-facing garden and scope for extension. Offers in excess of £83,000. Tel.: Oxford 390285.

Bladon: charming 18th-c. cottage with inglenook, beams, and many period features; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception and pretty south- facing garden. £195,000. Tel.: 01993 811256 (evenings).

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