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Medieval Latin

Seeking tutor or study group for graduate student with no previous experience of Classical Latin. If possible, non- classical excercises and readings, (and historical rather than theological sample readings, ie. Bede, Guibert de Nogent, etc.). Seeking knowledge of Latin basics that are most useful for medieval usage and conventions, rather than comprehensive Classical Latin background. Willing to work intensively, third term and through summer. Welcome calls from others wishing to do same. Contact Pam, tel.: 01993 813424.

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Concert

Oxford Chamber Music Society: 9 May, 8 p.m., Vellinger String Quartet. Works bu Haydn, Hugh Wood, Mendelssohn. Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10; in advance from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office (tel.: Oxford 798600), concessions £4.50.

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Lectures

`Public Diplomacy—International Relations Today' by Terry Toney, British Council Officer about to take up office as Director in Japan. Mon. 3 May, 7 p.m., in the Morris Room, Oxford Union. Organised by Fureai Network.

`Mock modular forms, Maass modular forms, and true modular forms', by Professor Don Zagier, Max Planck Institute, Bonn, at 4.30 p.m. on Tues., 11 May, in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, Cambridge. Enquiries: s.lowe@dpmms.cam.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

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

Pallas: Inter-University Postgraduate Curriculum, LL.M. in European Business Law, 1999/2000.The Pallas LL.M. programme in European Business Law is a postgraduate full-time course of 1 year. This programme has been set up by the law departments of the universities of Barcelona (Spain), Bologna (Italy), Essex (Great Britain), Konstanz (Germany), LUISS Guido Carli (Italy), Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France) and Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 1995. The team of lecturers consists of leading professors and practising lawyers from various European countries. In Sept. 1999 and Sept. 2000 this course will be organised again. Host University: University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Working language: English. Tuition costs: EURO 8,865 (approx. NLG 19,500) for 1999/2000 year. Living expenses (accommodation included for 11 months of study in Nijmegen): approximately NLG 1,200 (550 EURO) per month for a single student. Further information available from Centre for Postgraduate Legal Education, University of Nijmegen, Faculty of Law, PO Box 10520, 6500 MB Nijmegen, the Netherlands (attn. Ms Mariëlle Cornielje). Tel.: + 31 24 3613090, fax: + 31 24 3615838, e-mail: cpo@jur.kun.nl.

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Services Offered

Typing/word-processing service. Offered by a conscientious, accurate, efficient, computer-literate secretary. Many years work experience of typing reports and tables, audio typing, and proofreading. References available. £9 p.h. Tel.: Oxford 226456 or 556465.

Efficient medical secretary offering an efficient, personal, and reliable secretarial support for professional and medical personnel. With fully-equipped home office (conputer, printer, e-mail, Internet). Any job undertaken, copy or audio work. For further details, please contact Jackie Webster, tel./fax: Oxford 882499.

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.

Software training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc), one- to-one or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where I can help with filling knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

West Country artist of national reputation is available to take commission for portraits in oil at reasonable prices. For more details, tel.: Oxford 726124.

Research 4 Hire. For details, see http://www.research4hire.com.

Windows, doors, and conservatories installed with craftsmanship and care by Oxford's longest-established double glazing company. A third-generation family firm, we believe in giving clear practical advice without pressure or obligation. Proud to have served over 30 university colleges. Oxford Double Glazing, tel.: Oxford 248287.

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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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.

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

Au pair or mature student required by family in Kidlington, 1 June–15 July (our Au Pair has to leave early). You have your own flat. Experienced driver essential. Must like cats. Children aged 16, 15, 12. For more details, tel.: Oxford 513816 (day), 842103 (evening/weekend).

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

Part-time PA to Chairman of educational foundation. Some basic book-keeping required. Prefered hours 9 a.m.–1 p.m. £6–£10 p.h. depending on experience. Send c.v. to dr Richardson, flat 8, Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford (Summertown), self-contained, ground- floor, furnished flat, for non-smoking couple or single person. Separate entrance hall, sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, Available immediately. £450 p.c.m. including c.h. (electricity extra). Tel.: Oxford 512959 or (2)77281.

Old Marston village. convenient for Oxford and Headington. Quaint but centrally-heated 1-bedroom cottage. Available 1 June for 1 year. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511967.

North Oxford family house to let for at least a year from 1 July 1999. Five bedrooms, sitting-room, large kitchen, attic, parking for 2 cars, long south-facing garden. Prized locality, close to schools, hospital, station, and University. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Fully-furnished 3/4-bedroom house in North Oxford to let from Sept. for 1 year. Gas c.h. Pleasant garden. Convenient for schools. Suit visiting academic family. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)79182 or 559827 for details.

Beautiful and unusual cottage; 2 bedrooms, with en suitebathrooms; spacious living-room; fitted galley kitchen. Unfurnished. Set in formal garden of small country house, 8 miles west of Oxford, with access to swimming pool. Academic preferred. Rent c. £700 p.c.m.

North Oxford , attractively-furnished 3-bedroom house in very quiet street, suit professional family. Available from end July 1999. Equipped with satellite TV, fridge, freezer, washer- drier, microwave. Garage with parking space, fishpond. Close to schools, cycling distance to University science area, colleges, city centre. Excellent bus service. Rent £790 p.m. contact +44 1732 454269 or +44 777 5715128, e-mail: w.j.wang@sussex.ac.uk.

Woodstock: small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Delightfully furnished and fully equipped. One double and 1 single bedroom, bahtroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room, kitchen. Gas c.h. Telephone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple/single. Available immediately for up to 1 year by agreement. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

Victorian terraced house situated in a quiet cul-de- sac off the Abingdon Road. Two reception rooms and 3 bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom and w.c. Fully furnished, c.h., fitted carpets. Small back garden. £800 p.c.m. Available from July for 1 year. Please tel.: 01639 844285.

Family holiday accommodation, central North Oxford: three-quarters of Victorian terrace house (self-contained); sleeps 6–7; attractive, well-equipped rear courtyard; street parking; 10 minutes from city centre; 3 minutes from water meadows and scenic canal route. £400 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Walk to colleges: North Oxford house available from 1 Sept. 1999, for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train/bus stations; near Port Meadow. C.h., recently redecorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2.5 bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Quiet; suit visiting academics. Two bedrooms: £950 p.m., 3 bedrooms: £1,250 p.m. (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact J. Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Two-bedroom, semi-detached house, Harcourt Hill. Available for short to medium term let. Fully furnished and equipped following recent modernisation. Large open-plan living/dining-room, fitted kitchen, utility room, study, c.h., parking. Both bedrooms en suite. For details, contact Ann Rowcliffe at Westminster College Conference Centre. Tel.: Oxford 253358, e-mail: a.rowcliffe@ox- west.ac.uk.

City centre house with views of Thames, available for 4 months, June–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

Old Boars Hill. Available full/part academic year 1999–2000. Four miles city centre. Hourly bus service. 2/3 bedrooms, 2 reception, gardens. £750 p.m. Tel. (before 8 May; USA) 219 287 1449, (after 8 May): Oxford 735305.

Large 4-bedroom North Oxford House in quiet cul- de-sac ending in park. Fully furnished. Available mid-Oct.–27 Dec. £1,400 p.m. including utilities. Spacious accommodation includes loft, dining-room/sun room, and 2.5 bathrooms. Tel.: Oxford 454274.

Headington: 4-bedroom house. sitting-room, dining- room, large kitchen, garage, gardens. Convenient for schools and hospitals. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ- church.oxford.ac.uk.

West Osney: very quiet terrace house, available 3/4 months early May–late Aug. Situated near meadows and river. One double bedroom, large kitchen with washing machine, new gas cooker, fridge, freezer, dining-room, lounge, sitting-room/study, 40' garden and patio, gas c.h. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. £650 p.m. including Council Tax and utility bills. Tel.: Oxford 728743.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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: http://www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central Headington, available June: beautifully converted, spacious, 2-bed first-floor flat; tastefully furnished; large living-room, fully-fitted kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower, gas c.h., d.g., off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504 (evenings).

Very pleasant, well-furnished, self-contained, ground-floor flat, in quiet area of Marston. Double bedroom, living- room with study area, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom. Own phone. Own entrance, patio/car port, and use of garden. Close to J.R., and within easy walking distance of Science Area and Bodleian. Suit careful academic couple (non-smokers only). Available now. Rent £100 p.w. (includes c.h.). Tel.: 241224 (6–9 p.m.).

Newly-converted self-contained basement studio with private entrance, in St Clements 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, Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 436381.

St Clements/East Oxford borders. Spacious, modern, ground-floor, 2-bedroom apartment with private parking. Large lounge/diner, fitted kitchen with appliances including washer. Double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom with power shower, gas c.h., communal drying room, courtyard. Available 1 May. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 798737.

Oxford central, Jericho, off Walton Street. Purpose- built studio flat, recently refurbished and equipped to a high standard. Kitchen, bathroom with shower, bed/sitting-room, suit single professional. £550 p.c.m. For this or your Oxford rental requirements, tel.: Oxford 372227, fax: 460882.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting- room, kitchen, bathroom. Fully furnished, newly decorated, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

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. Two exceptionally well- furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor (available now): double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor (available now): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Summer Let

Central North Oxford: attractively-furnished 4- storey Victorian house in very quiet street, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, quarter mile from river Thames and Port Meadow. Two double bedrooms and 1 single. Two bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath, both with w.c.). Double reception room with stripped pine floor, oriental rugs, and desk. Modern pine kitchen/diner with large table. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas c.h., linen, washing machine, drier, TV, 4 bicycles. Free street parking. £965 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except phone calls. Exchange considered for house near sea. Available 24 July–4 Sept. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: 516616.

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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.

St Clements: single room in small attractive house. £250 p.c.m. plus bills. Vegetarian, non-smoker prefered. Tel.: Oxford 246158.

Elderly doctor in Headington living alone has comofortable self-contained furnished accommodation available and would like to find a responsible person who could use this and in exchange provide accessibility in an emergency together with some minor home-care housekeeping (local shopping, some light cooking, etc.). Arrangements could be quite flexible and open to experiment but the home-care element might involve 10–12 hours p.w. An incumbent could therefore also, if desired, take on other part-time home care (or nursing?) activities, whether nearby, or at some distance. Might also suit retired person who could use furnished accommodation and has some time to spare, or possibly somone with some writing to do. No cleaning. Occasional driving might be useful. To discuss options, please tel.: Oxford 768925.

Two properties, North Oxford, well within ring road. Both quiet, with lovely views to open countryside, near bus route. (1) Self-contained, luxury, open plan accommodation with patio. Suit visiting academic, single/couple. Available from end Apr. £650 p.m. (single), £700 p.m. (couple), including electricity. (2) Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished modern house. Off- street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple. £895 p.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Available from July 1999. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Available from June 1999: family accommodation in central North Oxford—excellent schools; three-quarters of attractive Victorian well-equipped house; 28-ft. sitting-room; 3 double bedrooms, etc; courtyard garden; parking; 10 minutes' walk to city centre; close to water meadows and scenic canal. £1,100 p.c.m. (excluding bills). Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Single room in quiet, modern, city centre flat, available immediately. Two-minute walk from Oxford station; off-street parking available. Would suit young professional/academic female, non-smoker. Weekday let preferred. £300 p.c.m., including bills (except phone). Tel.: Oxford 722783 (after 7 p.m.).

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Accommodation Sought

Long-term board arrangement sought in a private home in the Oxford area. I am a 52-year-old New Zealand woman working as a live-in carer for an agency based in Oxford. I require a room, somewhere nice to use as a base and as a home-away-from- home when I am between jobs and travels—this may be for only a few days each month. If you think you could help, please leave a message for Anne, tel.: 0171 8906157.

Academic married couple (Medicine/English) seeks flat/house to rent or house sit in Oxford area, 1 July–30 Sept. 1999 during fellowship. No children or pets (although happy to look after pets), non-smokers, references provided. Tel.: Oxford 240384, e- mail: clark.lawlor@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting academic couple (non-smokers) and small well-behaved dog seek two-month rental of furnished house or flat, preferably with garden, 1 July–31 Aug. 1999. Please contact Dr F. Robertson, Department of English Studies, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3JT. Tel.: 0191 374 2732 or 01748 826441.

Academic couple and adult daughter seek accommodation 18–30 July as guests, tenants, house-sitters, or exchange for apartment in New York City (West side, Riverside Drive). Tel.: 01223 572265/355294 x.810, e-mail: sally.butterfield@mrc- cbu.cam.ac.uk.

Visiting academic and family seek 3/4-bedroom house close to city centre to rent for 2-week period, 6 July–6 Aug. Willing to pay up to £800 p.w. Non-smokers, local references available. James Basker, Columbia University, tel.: 212 531 3732, e- mail: jgbassist@aol.com.

Academic couple with child (2 years) and baby, planning research stay in Oxford Aug. 1999–July 2000/2001, seeks unfurnished house/flat with small garden (2 bedrooms). Monthly rental up to £650. Contact Florian Theil, Im Langen Feld 8, D- 30880 Laatzen. Tel.: +49 341 9959 709 (office), 511 221393 (home), fax: 9959 658, e-mail: ftheir@mis.mpg.de.

Visiting professor and wife need 2-bedroom fully- furnished apartment/flat, c.h. laundry facilities, parking garage, near University, for period 1 July–30 Nov. 1999. Responses to Dr H.T. Debas, 240 St Francis Blvd, San Fransisco, CA 94127, USA. Fax: 415 502 0317, e-mail: kdebas@medsch.ucsf.edu.

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: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting professor requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children for May and June. Strong preference for North Oxford, but will consider others within walking distance of city cente. Will consider house swap, current residence is a 4-bedroom house in Concord, Massachusetts (suburban Boston), and is well suited for small children. Contact Bill Wilhelm. Tel. (USA): 001 617 552 3990, e- mail: william.wilhelm@bc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Academic couple would like to let out sunny, antique-furnished apartment (2 bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-room, kitchen, workroom, 1.5 bathrooms), in northern Chicago (Evanston, near Northwestern University). Let or exchange for accommodation in/near Oxford/London/Cambridge etc. June–Aug. 1999. Beach, shops, downtown trains, restaurants, services—3 minutes by foot. Contact Calvert-Lee/Kahane, tel.: 1-847/475-7410; e-mail: aka120@nwu.edu.

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Holiday Lets

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double bedroom, double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom, well-equipped, view over sea, large swimming pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibralter. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Andalucia: house, or part, to let; Gaucin. Pool. Charming, magical, medieval white village. Panoramic views from house. Morocco. Stunning landscape. Butterflies, birds, and fun. Visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco, Cadiz, Jerez, Arcos. From £85 p.w. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For brochure, tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgaten@soton.ac.uk Cornwall: Lizard Peninsula. Self-contained accomodation in delightful 18th-c. house. Sleeps 5, garden, barbecue area, close to the sea. Easy access to all the attractions of West Cornwall. For brochure, please tel.: 01326 280216, e-mail: marco@autiero.freeserve.co.uk.

Holidays in Falmouth, Cornwall. Five minutes' walk from boats and town centre, 10 minutes' drive from safe sandy beaches. Luxurious house, panoramic views over the harbour. Nice quiet garden with barbecue and palm tree! Three/four bedrooms (sleeps up to 7). Easy modern well-equipped kitchen. From £300 p.w. For full details and booking, contact Clarissa, tel.: 01326 317965 or 373492, fax: 319119.

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3,000 ft., Haute Savoie, France. Sleeps 2–7; garden, wild flowers, cowbells. Mountain walking, winter skiing, or just unwinding. Not far from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix. Local swimming pool, tennis, riding. Jackie Becker, tel./fax: 0030 450 357412, e-mail: jlbecker@compuserve.com.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea. A stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village 5 miles from Alnwick castle, within easy reach of half a dozen more, and miles of beautiful sea shore. Two double bedrooms and a third with bunk beds. Sitting- room, kitchen, bathroom. For details, tel.: 01665 579292.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th-c. stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto meadow with stream. Spacious sitting-room, 2 double bedrooms, study, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting, and sight-seeing in Burgundy (half hour from Vézelay and Avallon. Available all dates except 19 July–14 Aug. inclusive. £225–£275 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 721539.

Paris: lovely well-appointed 1-bedroom apartment, suit couple, in 17e; excellent transport, available from 1 July for short or long-term stay. Rate depends on lngth of stay. Tel.: 00 1 607 257 3567, e-mail: price@law.mail.cornell.edu.

Greece: charming old village house to let on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Tel.: 01280 847849.

French Alps, 1 hour Geneva. Peaceful sunny location, 1 km centre Morzine, newly-equipped chalet. Sleeps 7/8. Fantastic for summer holidays. Swimming, walking, riding, paragliding, white water rafting, climbing, plus tourist attractions galore. £400 p.w. Book now for 2000 skiing. Tel.: 01295 810063.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent. Town, country, seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons, prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: 003042422947, fax: 003042423057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

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Houses for Sale

Greece, Spetses: beautiful island, no cars, 1 hour 50 minutes from Piraeus. Charming house in quiet residential area, in excellent condition. 400 sq. metre detached plot, 120 sq. metre living area. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large cross-ventilated kitchen, living-room with fireplace. Plenty of shelving, wall-seating, and built- in cupboards. Terrace with open view, awnings. Garden with cypress and olive trees. Beach 5 minutes' walk. Near supermarket. Perfect for vacations, retirement, sabaticals. £180,000. Tel.: Oxford 284722.

Two 4-storey Victorian houses (31/32 Kingston Road) separated by driveway allowing shared use of the grounds—parking for 5 cars. This adds £30,000 to the value of each flat, for which £50,000 is estimated value of each floor, fully furnished. Flat 31 comprises 3 floors equipped for multi- occupation. 31A is lower ground-floor facing west. Lawns and garden. Flats 32 and 32A have 2 floors each. Property value: £520,000. Tel.: Oxford 556460 (preferably before noon).

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For Sale

1955 Citroën Light 15 (Traction Avant). Right- hand drive with wood dash and leather interior trim. In beautiful condition and a please to drive subsequent to complete body and mechanical restoration. To view, tel.: Oxford 284274, e-mail: hugh.forsyth@yahoo.com. n

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