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Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject—searched for all over the UK—no fee, no obligation to buy when book found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e.—wait 2–6 weeks to be contacted with offers or report. Fast and easy way to find books you have wanted for years. S.E. Owen Booksearch, 4 Cotswold Crescent, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0SG.

Display cabinets made to any design—for objects from half an inch to half a ton! Some cabinets also available to hire for exhibitions and open days. In addition we sell a wide range of individual display stands and can custom-make any item to your requirements. Please phone for our brochure. Dauphin Display (Oxford) Ltd. Tel.: Oxford 343542.

Business, family, or friends overseas? Frequent traveller? Make huge savings on your international costs (e.g. save up to 65 per cent on standard UK charges); use from telephones, faxes, payphones, mobiles, even hotels in the UK and 220 other countries. No-nonsense service provided by major international telecom. Lifetime membership just £20. Agents also required world-wide. Brochures and application details available from Nigel Flanakin, Duan Thai Travel, 14 Otters Reach, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5QL. Tel./fax: Oxford 730860.

Angels on Horseback: proper food for any occasion—weddings, christenings, birthdays, business meetings, dinner parties. Tel.: Oxford 351272 or 68260.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

Picture framing: we offer a high-quality service using a wide range of materials. Wash-line mounts, case frames, stretching of textiles, cleaning and repairs to existing frames. Helpful and efficient service. Open 6 days a week. Richard Adams, 5c West End, Witney, Oxon. OX8 6NG. Tel.: 01993 773431.

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Domestic Services

Nanny share: little Meg who is 15 months old and lives in a lovely house in the middle of Oxford is looking for a friend to come to her house every weekday to share her wonderful nanny Susan. She has lots of toys and picture books in a very big nursery and a beautiful garden in summer. There are walks every day to chase the squirrels and feed the ducks. With music, cooking, favourite videos and nursery rhymes, playing games and making things, we have lots of fun together. Tel.: Oxford 310514.

Children's day nursery. St Paul's Nursery (Somerville College, 119a Walton Street, Oxford) offers two pre- school places for children aged 2–5 within a twelve-place nursery, set in a homely environment. For more information, contact Clare Phizacklea. Tel.: 01543 416616.

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Situations Vacant

The Journals Marketing Department at Oxford University Press is looking for a capable and enthusiastic person to assist in the marketing of 90 journals in the field of humanities and social sciences. The part-time job (0.5) will involve maintaining the exchange advertising system, writing and designing publicity material, and assisting in the research of marketing opportunities for individual titles. Attention to detail combined with good organisational and computer skills are essential. A degree in the humanities or social sciences and experience of desk-top publishing would be a definite advantage. Hours can be arranged to suit the job- holder. Write with full c.v., quoting ref. 855, to: Nicholas Parkhouse, Personnel Officer, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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Houses to Let

Cottage in Jericho to let, with small garden and off-street parking; suitable for 2 professional people; central situation, convenient to city, University, and Radcliffe Infirmary. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

Well-appointed, semi-detached chalet bungalow in Old Woodstock (approx. 4 miles Oxford on main bus route with regular services); 2 double-size bedrooms, bathroom, dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, large lounge with picture windows, conservatory opening onto attractive gardens with mature fruit trees, newly fitted kitchen, garage, gas c.h.; partly furnished, carpets, cooker, fridge. Available 1 Mar. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 241091 (day), or 01295 730311 (after 6 p.m.).

Charming cottage in North Hinksey village, 15 minutes by bike from Carfax; 2 beds, sleeps 3, fully furnished, washing-machine, gas c.h., garden, street parking. Non-smokers. £570 p.c.m., exc. bills. Available now. Mrs Haward. Tel.: 0171- 482 4454 (weekdays), Oxford 250359 (weekends).

Large detached family home for rent. Set in 1/3-acre grounds; 4/5 bedrooms (one en-suite); study, 2 reception rooms, large kitchen, shower-room, utility room with large hallway. Situated 3 miles west of Witney, 2 minutes from A40. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 709917.

For rent from 1 June, Mon.–Fri.: delightful 2- bedroom Victorian terrace cottage in upper Wolvercote; fully furnished and equipped; small garden. Suit professional person working in Oxford Mon.–Fri. Tel.: Oxford 54184 (weekends), or 0181-846 6514 (weekdays).

Detached house available appox. end Jan. for 2 months, adjacent park in village 8 miles north of Oxford, on bus route; fully furnished and equipped to high standard, so regret no smokers/young children/pets. Ideal for overseas visitors. Tel./fax: 01869 350109.

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.

Detached large North Oxford house—central North Oxford, near University Parks. Available July, Aug., Sept. Seven bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower, 3 living-rooms, etc.; large garden; fully equipped for academic home. Suit sabbatical family; fax, bicycles, and all mod. cons. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 58743.

Converted 16th-c. dairy in centre of pretty village (Church Hanborough), 7 miles from Oxford: 4 bedrooms, study, utility room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove; walled garden; parking; fully furnished; on bus service, near Cotswold rail line. Tel.: 01993 882065 or Oxford 310000 (Mrs Hurst).

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting- room, well-equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available end of Feb. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Fully-furnished house, Margaret Road, Headington; easy reach of main hospitals, Brookes University, schools, and parks; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, 2 w.c.s, 2 telephones, c.h., off-street parking. Suit 3 singles or academic family. Long let available now. £760 p.c.m. (includes regular gardening). Tel.: Oxford 751237.

At Finders Keepers each and every caller receive a personal service—fast, experienced, and efficient; for overseas applicants we offer a Priority Reservation System to ensure a suitable property is ready for arrival—meeting individual needs is our speciality. Try us first. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. 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.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Flat to let (long let only): recently refurbished; 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, half- mile from city centre. Non-smoker. £560 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Attractive 2-bedroom furnished stable flat (building listed grade 2) in beautiful rural setting 10 miles from central Oxford; parking for 2 cars and close to main bus route. Available Jan. £725 p.m. (6 months min.). Tel.; 01844 339650.

Immaculate, warm, modern, 2-bedroom first-floor apartment with fitted kitchen, carpet, and curtains, for rent, east Oxford; communal gardens/off-street parking for two. Tenancy one year renewable from Dec./Jan. Can be furnished or unfurnished. £545 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 723281.

Headington Quarry: well-equipped flat in peaceful position near bus route; double bedroom, living-room with kitchenette, bathroom, private parking. Non-smokers only; no pets. Min. let 6 months, renewable. £450 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 741197.

Central Woodstock (available Mar.), in 18th-c. building in conservation area: first floor—landing, kitchen, sitting-room, dining-room; second floor—bathroom, 2 bedrooms. Luxuriously furnished, c.h., private phone, etc. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in a warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of all main university buildings and town centre; a stone's throw from parks, river, and several excellent restaurants. Colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities in all rooms; microwaves available. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Owner of 4-bedroom house in a quiet area of Wolvercote is looking for a person to share. Immediately available. Non-smoker preferred. C.h., washing machine, TV, telephone; garden; off-street parking; 10-minute bus service to Oxford. £350 p.c.m. plus share of bills. Louisa. Tel.: Oxford 310271 (evenings).

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor and family desire to let a 4- bedroom furnished home for the period Apr.–July. Starting and end dates flexible. Contact David Magleby direct or local contact, Byron Shafer, Nuffield College. Fax (Prof. Magleby): 1 801 378 5730, e-mail:; tel. (Prof. Shafer): Oxford (2)78509.

Visiting research fellow (Australian Academy of Science/Royal Society Exchange Visitor) seeks furnished 2+-bedroom house/cottage for mid-Apr.–mid-June (TT). Female, non-smoker +/- visiting parents. Preferably on bus route to central Oxford. E-mail:

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.

Professional woman weeks sharer to search for and rent an unfurnished/partly furnished house in central Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 513221.

Yale professor on sabbatical seeks large, well- appointed furnished family house near Oxford centre for year-long rental or exchange starting July. Washer/drier/dish-washer preferred. Tel.: 203 432 4932; fax: 203 432 1040.

If you are thinking of letting your property Finders Keepers will be delighted to meet you to discuss your requirements—without obligation—and to offer expert advice based on over 25 years' experience of the Oxford rental market. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. 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.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Accommodation Exchange

Large family house in Wheatley (6 miles from city centre, easy access to Stratford and London), overlooking village church. Available to exchange for two or three weeks during August for similar property in northern France. UK exchanges also considered. Telephone: Oxford 875140.

American family of four seeks house- and car-swap in Oxford or environs for six or seven weeks in June and July. Our 5- bedroom house in McLean, Virginia, is 8 miles from the centre of Washington, DC, and very close to all the attractions of mid-Atlantic USA: Blue Ridge Mountains, Atlantic beaches, Chesapeake Bay, New York City. Garage, Toyota in excellent condition, neighbourhood pool and tennis, safe family-friendly subdivision. Tel.: 00 1 703 356 9457.

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Accommodation offered to rent or exchange

North Oxford (Summertown): furnished flat in quiet prestige block. Sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, all to very highest standards; full c.h., d.g., entry-phone, very large closet for storage, private hall; residents' laundromat, parking bay, bicycle store. Suit professional person or two sharing. £550 p.c.m. plus utilities. Flexible lease. Tel.: Oxford 516140.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Visiting Australian surgeon with family seeks 3/4- bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford for 12 months from July, to rent or exchange with house in Melbourne. North Oxford preferred. Tel.: Oxford 512145 or 01235 850365.

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Holiday Lets

Provence: holiday/sabbatical lets; luxury 3-bedroom apartment on two floors in 17th-c. château; spectacular views to the Gorge du Verdon; swimming-pool, tennis, boules; large lake for sailing, wind- surfing, etc., close by; wonderful walking country. Winter lets too; skiing an hour away; usually warm by day, c.h./log fires by night. Tranquil and idyllic for sabbatical. Priced for 2--6. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Port Charlotte, Florida: luxury 3-bedroom dream home with heated swimming pool; fabulous beaches---a paradise mostly unknown to usual tourists. Rentals from £450 p.w. Contact soon to avoid disappointment. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Accommodation in Hungary: bed-and-breakfast or long- term in central Budapest in newly-refurbished spacious flat with all mod. cons. Resident Oxford host on the premises. Evans. Tel.: Oxford (2)77054 (w), or 863253 (h).

South-west France: comfortable village house in small ancient village, Herault, near Bezier; close to shopping and to lake, mountains, river, and sea; 3 bedrooms, small garden and large terrace, kitchen, bathroom, grenier, and cave. £200 p.c.m. Not available during summer. Tel.: 0171-927 2079.

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House for Sale

English Riviera: attractive house with 4 large bedrooms; interior/exterior well maintained; panoramic sea-views, south-facing, and large south-facing garden; garage. Quiet residential area. Beaches nearby. Large space under house for extra room/storage. Potential 2 flats. Many further changes could easily be made. £105,000 freehold. Write: Advertiser, 120 Arlington Drive, Old Marston Road, Oxford. n

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