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Services Offered

Carpentry, joinery, fitted cupboards, doors, etc., undertaken. Prompt, efficient, and sympathetic service at competitive prices. R.H. Sprot. Tel.: 01869 345060.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in Persian carpets and kelims. Traditional tribal, village, and workshop pieces in all sizes from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Old Chinese sometimes available. Authenticity guaranteed plus unbeatable prices. University discount, goods on approval. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. every day except Sun. Old Squash Court at rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Mallam's: one of Oxfordshire's leading estate agents with an outstanding professional reputation. Major provincial fine art auctioneers holding frequent general and specialist sales, including books. Residential letting and management agents. Head Office: Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 241466.

Interior furnishing: curtain makers and traditional upholsterers. Upholstery tools and accessories, braids and trimmings, fitted and Oriental carpets. Wallpaper. A complete interior design service is available. Furniture restoration and chair repairs. Tailored loose covers. Wall panelling, bookcases and individual joinery designed and made. Quality interior and exterior decorating service; `no hassle' building work. Please enquire for further details. Braziers of Oxford—established at 57 High Street, Oxford, since 1896. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting academics and other professionals 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.

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.

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.

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Domestic Services

Part-time nanny required. If you need some extra money, have lots of energy, and like children, this may be for you. We need a part-time nanny for 3–6.30 p.m., 3–5 days a week and school holidays, to look after, play with, teach, organise, etc., three children aged 11, 9, and 6. Transport essential. Very good rates for the right person. References required. Tel.: 01993 812680 (after 1.30 p.m.).

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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Employment Sought

Mature, articulate lady in Oxford area seeks responsible temporary employment. Secretarial skills inc. word- processing, shorthand, and good telephone manner. Has recently worked at director level. Also interested in decorative painting and cooking. References available on request. Tel.: 01869 350889.

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Houses to Let

Cottage, in leafy North Oxford near Wolfson College; double bedroom, sitting-room, bathroom, etc.; use of large garden. £475 p.c.m. Mrs Brett. Tel.: Oxford 54384.

Detached house in quiet street in south Oxford, 1½ half miles approx. from Carfax, close to shops, bus routes, etc.; 4 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, bathroom, shower-room, well- equipped kitchen, large garden, car-port. Available 29 Mar.–27 June, £800 p.m. Academic couple ideal (non-smokers), children no problem if well-behaved. References required. Dr Geoffrey Tyack. Tel.: Oxford 251193 (day), or 251302; e-mail: standir@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Furnished 17th-c. cottage to let in village (Enstone) 15 miles north of Oxford; easy drive into the city and on main bus route; all local amenities inc. school and shops; 4 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting-room, fully-equipped kitchen, extra shower-room/w.c.; large garden. Available 1 Apr. for 6 months. Dr Steve Jones. Tel.: 01608 677075, e-mail: steve.jones@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

June–Sept., comfortable house in Oxford with lawned garden and friendly cat. Both need attention, so rent (£450 p.c.m.) is lower than average. Easy reach of city centre. Two beds. Two reception. Tel.: Oxford 751295.

At Finders Keepers each and every caller receives 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: oxford@finders.co.uk; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

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

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

Light, sunny, 2-bedroom (1 double, 1 single) flat available, central North Oxford, St Margaret's Road area. Large living-room with telephone, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower; electric off-peak c.h. Available 10 Mar.–31 May, and also 1 Sept. for 1 year. £550 p.c.m. inc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford (2)74872 or (2)79017.

Headington, available Apr.: newly converted 1- bedroom flat; quiet location, private road; fully furnished; large double bedroom, en-suite shower-room, sitting-room, kitchen; c.h.; parking facility. Professionals only. £490 p.c.m., inc. of water rates. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

Spacious and pleasant 1-bedroom flat in quiet Summertown residential road; bedroom overlooks garden; sitting-room, kitchenette, adjoining bathroom, own telephone. Considerate non- smoker preferred. £450 p.c.m., plus share of gas/electricity. Available early Mar. Tel.: Oxford 53939 (Wed., or leave message).

Quality apartments to rent in North Oxford and Headington from £695 p.c.m. Fully furnished and equipped to extremely high standard. To view telephone Premier or call at 207 Cowley Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

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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.

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Accommodation Sought

Scientist on sabbatical from US seeks 2-bedroom furnished flat or house near the University, June 1996–March 1997 (or part thereof). Local reference: S.P. Hesselbo, Department of Earth Sciences. Tel.: 001 703 306 1586, ext. 7226 (w) or 001 301 229 7520 (h), e-mail: bhaq@nsf.gov; Dr Hesselbo—tel. Oxford (2)72029, e-mail: stephen.hesselbo@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Non-smoking couple on sabbatical needs flat or house with at least 2 bedrooms, Apr.–June; non-smoking trio on sabbatical needs same, July–Aug. North Oxford preferred but not essential. Jim Henle. Tel.: Oxford 52068, e-mail: henlej@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Four/five responsible third-year postgraduate students seek central, safe accommodation for academic year 1996–7. Willing to house-sit and garden-sit in exchange for reduced rent. Central heating preferred. Contact Kirsten. Tel.: Oxford 248760.

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.

Apartment sought, 2 bedrooms, furnished, mid- June–early Aug. for American professor, 2 well-behaved children (7 and 3) and grandmother. Jane Winn, SMU School of Law, Dallas, Texas 75275. Tel.: 001 214 768 2583, fax: 001 214 768 4330, e-mail: jwinn@mail.smu.edu.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

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 Exchange

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, or write: A.T. Fleeson, 1359 Snow Meadow Lane, McLean, Virginia 22102, USA.

Edinburgh: charming house in quiet avenue at foot of Arthur's Seat; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6/7), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining- room, kitchen, secluded garden; 10 minutes from Prince's Street, Royal Infirmary, university; excellent primary school next door. Non- smoking visiting fellow and family seek similar in Oxford for exchange early Apr.–mid-July. Tel.: 0131-661 5704.

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to exchange 2-bedroom, large sitting-room, 3- bath flat overlooking ocean in Los Angeles, California, suitable for 2 adults, one or two children of secondary school/university age, for 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5 weeks from 24 June to 29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338 7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

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House available to let or exchange

Furnished 2-bedroom house in east Oxford to let in exchange for similar (possibly larger) in or around Cambridge. Available from mid-Mar. for about 6 months but dates and duration are flexible. Suit visiting academic or couple. Child welcome. Tel.: 01223 682383.

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Holiday Lets

France: Haut Languedoc. Comfortable old hill village house in Cathar country, with modern amenities and small garden, 40 minutes from Mediterranean. Sleeps 8. £100–£200 p.w. Tel.: 01993 822139.

Tuscany, Italy: large farmhouse, fully modernised with pool and large garden; mountain village near Lucca; stunning countryside; one-and-a-quarter hours Pisa, one-and-three-quarter hours Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181-446 4913.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regençós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; several superb beaches within radius of 6 miles; sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area; ground floor: large double bedroom, upper floor: similar double bedroom and further twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals.£1,000 p.c.m., or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 01993 831748, e-mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

Lot-Dordogne border: chambres d'hôtes (very reasonable rates) with our French friends in a picturesque hamlet a few kilometres from Souillac. Quiet countryside away from the tourist rush but with easy access to a wide range of facilities and interesting sites. Tel.: 00 33 65 37 60 24, or Oxford 57242.

Italy, outskirts Verona (frequent buses to city centre): apartment for two people in fine fifteenth-century villa in large garden; large bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom; separate entrance; parking; garden area reserved for guests. £250 p.w., inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Available from May. Tel. for further information (Moore): 01844 238247; or owner, Contessa da Sacco: 00 45 526499.

Tarn-et-Garonne: lovely old stone house, many original features, fully modernised, situated in small, friendly village with shops and post office. Sleeps 6/8. Within easy reach of Albi, Cordes, Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue. Walking, canoeing, riding, butterflies, birds, and beautiful countryside. £200–£475 p.w. (not Aug.). Tel. for details and photographs: Oxford 515311.

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Houses for Sale

Fyfield, 10 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.

Old Boar's Hill—favoured location, quiet no- through lane: Edwardian semi, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, fitted kitchen, delightful gardens, garage, good decorative order throughout, easy access Oxford and Abingdon. No chain. £139,000 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 735305.

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Flat Purchase Sought

Retired Oxford don wishes to buy ground-floor flat in central North Oxford, with 2 or 3 bedrooms, and garden. Tel.: Oxford 57175.

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Items sought

Ashbury Benefice are in need of a secondhand epidiascope (OHP) and a photocopier. Tel.: 01793 710231. n

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