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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

The current BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (continuing until Sun. 7 Mar.) has brought colourful Portfolios (£2) and new ranges or related postcards (35p, set of 12 £3.50) and greetings cards (£1.25) to enliven the shop. For the enthusiast, Ian Beames' Nature Photographer's Handbookis on special offer at £14.99 (£17.99). Both museum and shop are now open daily, 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free. Sales enquiries, Oxford (2)72961.

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Memorial Service

Allan Griffith. A memorial service will be held for Allan Griffith at 2.30 p.m. on Sat. 13 Feb. in the Chapel, Oriel College. This will be followed by tea and the launching of his book, Conflict and Resolution, in the Champneys Room. Further details may be obtained from the College Secretary.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Software Training: I can offer training and help over many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc.) for small groups and 1-to-1. If you are struggling to get started, or trying to get the best possible use from your PC resources, I can visit to see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and generally turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Ask for further details: Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail:

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are invited for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. this includes a two-year infant observation, a two-year young child observation, work discussion, and theoretical seminars. Part-time, largely evening-based, modular course, conducted in small groups; can lead to Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock clinic/University of East London. For details and application form, please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

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Services Offered

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Garden Design: Spring will be here soon—let me help you re-think your garden. Full design or short consultation. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet dealers. Clearance event in progress until all existing stocks are sold. (This heralds an eventual move to new premises elsewhere in North Oxford.) Genuine hand- knotted oriental carpets, rugs, and runners of guaranteed provenance offered at massive discounts. Hurry along now—stocks are already depleted and are going down fast! Cleaning and repair service continues undisturbed. Usual business hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Ring first to be sure or just drop in if you are passing. Side gate, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, tel. Oxford 559396.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assesment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information, please tel.: Oxford 513381, or e-mail:

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design. `One-off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc 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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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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.

Nanny share, Grandpont. Loving and experienced nanny looking after James (5) and Tom (2) seeks third friend. Babies welcome. Hours available within Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Contact Tish or Hedda, tel.: Oxford 247134 (day) or 250734 (evening).

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Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: Secretarial Assistant required for the Academic Office, from Apr. 1999 (earlier if possible). Permanent post for man or woman, 35 hours p.w. The college is an equal opportunities employer. Varied workload, in busy and friendly office. Applicants should have professional secretarial skills and knowledge of general office procedure. Experience in further education desirable but not essential. Further particulars available from the Bursar's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY, tel.: Oxford (2)76809. Apply with handwritten letter, c.v., and names/addresses of 2 referees, to the same address. Applications close: Fri. 26 Feb.; interviews will probably be held in week of 8 Mar.

PA to Chairman of US education foundation (overseas study). Book-keeping skills required. Varied work with students, tutors; light typing. Long term prospects. High salary (£15–£25K) for right, well-organised, person. Up to 6 weeks paid vacation p.a. Contact Dr Richardson, Flat 8, Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square OX1 1UD.

Oxford Univeristy Student Union: Student Services Manager required to be responsible for the organisation and running of a student-only shop suppplying stationary and other products. Term time only (33 weeks p.a.), 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m., Mon., Wed., and Fri. Please sent c.v. to the Administrative Secretary, Oxford University Student Union, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU. Closing date: Fri. 19 Feb.

Oxford University Student Union: Office Manager required to be responsible for a very busy General Office, which involves liaising with the University and students. Hours 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (initially), 4 days p.w. Term time only (33 weeks p.a.) Please send c.v. to the Administrative Secretary, Oxford University Student Union, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU. Closing date: Fri. 19 Feb.

Oxford University Student Union: Financial Assistant (new post). A part-time position is available for a numerate person to train in the Finance Office. Initially 2 days p.w., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Term time only (33 weeks p.a.). Please send c.v. to the Administrative Secretary, Oxford University Student Union, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU. Closing date: Fri. 19 Feb.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom house (all double); listed property in West End, Witney. Good bus and train service to Oxford and London. Large lounge/dining-room, large fully-equipped kitchen/breakfast-room, large bathroom with shower and bath; gas c.h. Oak beams throughout. Redecorated and fully furnished with new pine furniture. Available mid-Feb. 1999. Tel.: 01993 702518.

Short term holiday/lets in Witney, 12 miles from Oxford. Fully-furnished/equipped cottages in town centre, convenient for Cotswold touring. Good frequent bus service into Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

North Oxford furnished bungalow to let to visiting academic couple, available for 2 months from 22 Mar. Two bedrooms (two others to remain closed), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, bathroom, shower room, garden. £700 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 558790, or fax (All Soul's College): (2)79299.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

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. Visit our Web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e- mail: n

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Flats to Let

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Off Iffley Road: 2-bedroom flat to let end Feb. Very spacious and light. One double, 1 single bedroom, lounge, dining room, big bathroom, fitted kitchen, all mod. cons, fully furnished, suit professional(s). Off-street parking facilities. Communal large garden; shed for bikes. £675 p.c.m. References essential. Twelve-month contract preferred. View now! Contact Ms Naomi Eaton, tel.: Oxford: 302224 (day), 201249 (day/evenings), e-mail:

Newly-converted, self-contained basement studio flat with private entrance, in St Clement's area of Oxford; short walk to city centre. Bed/sitting-room with cooking facilities, gas coal-effect fire; shower room. Fully furnished. Suit professional/academic/graduate. £450 p.c.m. including gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 436381.

Park Town flat for married couple or single person. Self-contained, centrally-heated throughout, comprising double bedroom, sitting-room, kitcheneette with electric cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower. Telephone available. Attractively furnished; 1 mile from Carfax; very quiet house. Please phone for interview, or fax. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Ground-floor (available end Feb.): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Large attractive room (with balcony) in spacious, well-equipped house, Bicester. £300 p.c.m. including bills. Tel.: Oxford 280664 (day), 01869 242573 (evening).

Attractive room with breakfast and dinner, use of sitting-room, television, etc. Close to Headington hospitals. Tel.: Oxford 769328 (after 6 p.m.).

Office suite available. Second-floor; Jericho St Barnabas Community Centre, Canal Street, Jericho. Includes 2 large rooms, kitchen, 2 toilets. Suitable for research, counselling, teaching, or small business. Parking arranged. Please tel.: Oxford 557902.

Attractive double room in a very modern, comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazing, washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional; non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

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Accommodation Sought

Three- or 4-bedroom furnished house or flat with en suitebathroom sought by Vice- Chancellor, Victoria University, visiting Oxford during 6 Apr.–7 July 1999 (approximately). Non-smokers, no children or pets. Reply to Ms Jenny Carmody, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University, PO Box 14428 MCMC, Melbourne 8001, Australia. Tel.: +61 3 9688 4011, fax: +61 3 9688 4004, e-mail:

Academic family, 2 children (girls), seeks house to rent 3–4 weeks during July. Prefer East Oxford, but will consider elsewhere. Tel.: +1 510 527 7686, e-mail:

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet site:

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

Oxford/West London. Professional couple, moving to West London from Oxford, seeks accommodation exchange (1–2 yeaaars, possibly longer) with similar in West London. We have a lovely turn-of-century house in quiet cul-de-sac, just 7 minutes' walk to station. Three large bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in kitchen, good garden, excellent location. Looking for spacious house or flat (2+ bedrooms), within easy reach of Paddington. Please tel.: Oxford 245411, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Mature visiting fellow, presently house- sitting in Iffley village, seeks house-sit/short let (2 bedrooms) for period late Feb.–Aug. 1999. Alternatively exchange for 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in Canberra, Australia (near A.N.U.). References available. Tel.: Oxford 715301, e-mail:

Visiting professor and spouse seek 1/2- bedroom apartment or cottage/house, Apr.–June 1999, in Oxford. Alternatively, house exchange in Oxford for 3- bedroom bungalow in sunny-seaside Santa Cruz, California, near University of California. Tel. (USA): 831 426 5224, fax: 831 459 3518, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace hosue; fully-furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (about 60 miles north east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Available 1 Apr.–31 Aug. Superb beaches within 6-mile radius. House sleeps 6 on 2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area. Ground floor: large double bedroom; upstairs: large double, 1 twin. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., cooks delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould, tel.: 01844 208234, fax: 202613, e-mail: Pembrokeshire National Park: holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St Bride's Bay. Scenic cliff walks, safe sandy beaches, wild flowers and birdwatching. Simply but comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; children and dogs welcome. Tel.: 01562 777283.

Russia: holiday exchange for boy or girl aged 12–14, to stay with English-speaking University family in Saratov on the Volga (camping, boating, etc.) for up to 1 month, in exchange for hospitality to their son aged 13 in Britain for similar period, summer 1999. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Eclipse—Cornwall. In area of 2 minutes of totality, short walk from coast; secluded beautifully-appointed cottage. Available 7–14 Aug. Sleeps 4, possible 2 extra camping, sharaing facilities. Everything included: £800. Bodrugan Farm, Mevagissey, tel.: 01726 842303.

Germany, Berlin: large 3-bedroom flat with kitchen, bathroom, and balcony on first floor (85 sq. m) available for 6 months (or part of period) 1 Mar.–31 Aug. 1999. Fully furnished and equipped, across road from park, 20 minutes from centre, near shops and amenities. Suit academics; no smokers or pets. DM 1580 p.m. (approx. £575). Tel.: 0049 30 7960217, e- mail:

Cyprus: very attractive fully-equipped holiday cottage sleeping 2 people, in a picturesque village in South Cyprus. Ideally suited for painting, walking holidays; access to mountains and sea. £120–£140 p.w. Discount car hire available. for brochure, tel./fax: 01624 862697.

Set in a peaceful area in the old part of the village of Sintra (Portugal), with easy access to Lisbon by train and motorway, this beautiful nineteenth- century house is fully furnished and equipped, very well presented and recently renovated. Seven rooms, 3 bathrooms with w.c. and 2 lavabos, large kitchen and lounge, hall decorated with tiles showing hunting scenes, garden shed. Three terraces, large garden, fountain, belvedere with view over mourisque castle, the village, the Malças beach, and the town of Mafra. Available all year round. £1,100 p.m. Contact Mrs Graça Nunes, Rua Presidente Wilson, 5–1 Drto., 1000 Lisboa/Portugal. Tel.: (1)797 2913 (after 7 p.m.).

You can write—you can paint: join us for a memorable experience in either Cyprus or Italy. The programme is fully inclusive of tuition, excursions, transfers, accommodations, and cuisine. Writing and Painting holidays: Dial A Fare Travel, tel./fax: Oxford 847357, e-mail: We can take bookings any time evenings or weekends.

Czech Republic, for the perfect town and country holiday! Fairytale woodland cottage, 30 minutes Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Wood fires, lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, mushrooms, castles. Abundant food and wine, low prices. English- speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

Tranquil Umbria, Perugia 20 minutes. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Luxury flat sleeps 2 in rural setting; stunning views, private garden, large shared terrace. Also available: attached double bedroom, en suitebathroom. Tel.: 01344 779 731 for further information.

Torehill: comfortable stone-built country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. For details and dates free, tel.: 0181 341 3076 or Oxford 764556.

Italy, Umbria, Assisi National Park: two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own road. Superb views, wildlife. Lombardia, Lake Como: village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.m., for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Tregreenwell Farm Cottage, St Teath, North Cornwall. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide holiday home of great character. Set on a 10 acre smallholding in a peaceful location, it is close to Bodmin Moor, the fishing village of Port Isaac (5 miles), and the coves and beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Accommodation comprises a lounge with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), and bathroom/w.c. Cot and high chair provided. Full night storage heating. Garden; parking for 2 cars. Regret no pets. £130-£499 p.w. For details/photograph, tel.: Oxford 300482.

Cornwall solar eclipse camping: includes large marquee with bar, entertainment nightly. Toilets/showers. Close to sandy beaches, Mevagissey. Site open 31 July–28 Aug. 1999. £5 per person per night, 15% discount before 28 Feb. For brochure, tel.: 01726 77660/72653. Web site: (link to: eclipse).

Veneto: modern house in quiet situation in the foothills of the Dolomites. One hour Venice, 1 hour skiing. Sleeps 7 + cot. All mod. cons., c.h., telephone, clothes and dish washers, 2 bathrooms. Lake swimming, Palladian villas. Car essential. £350–450 p.w. Elsie Arnold, tel./fax: Oxford 515264.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Tuscany: small traditional farnhouse in olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning and linen included; small pool, idyllic surroundings. Car essential. Tel.: 0171 607 0117, e-mail:

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House for Sale

Central North Oxford: Victorian end- terrace home, 10 minutes' walk from the University, city centre, and Port Meadow. Upstairs: bathroom, w.c., 2 bedrooms. Downstairs: 2 reception, kitchen, bedroom, shower, w.c. Basement: study or playroom. Garage, conservatory, 30 m rear garden. £227,500. Tel.: Oxford 515809, fax: 515889.

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat: 2-bedroom ground-floor flat for sale on small development, Boars Hill. Entrance hall, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, second bedroom, 2 good-sized built-in wardrobes/store- cupboards. Communal grounds, private parking, laundry, resident manager. This apartment particularly suitable for those needing extra care, as meals, cleaning, attendance care, transport to shops provided at extra cost. Tel.: Oxford 736009.

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For Sale

Woodstock Bookshop: 3 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1SY. Alongside Town Hall. Second- hand academic books, literature, criticism, review copies, art. Some philosophy and theology. Oxford paperbacks. Books bought. Tel.: 01993 811005.

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