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Ashmolean Museum

Carpet Tour to Istanbul and weaving villages of Western Turkey, with Jon Thompson and Emma Dick for the Beattie Carpet Archive: 24 June–3 July. Price from £1,845 p.p. to include return flights from Heathrow, 9 nights'accommodation, airport transfers, tour transport, meals, beverages, museum entrance fees, guide, tour staff. For further details please contact: Emma Dick, Dept., of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tel.: 01865 278076, e-mail: beattie.archive@ashmolean-

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Oxford Bach Choir: Walton, Belshazzar's Feast and Serenade for Strings; Richard Rodney Bennett, Reflections on a Theme of William Walton. Sat., 9 March, Sheldonian Theatre, 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Oxford Playhouse Box office. Tel.: 01865 798600. For further information, please contact Katy Weston, Marketing Manager. Tel.: 01635 201356. E-mail:

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Volunteers Needed for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (not insulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital each lasting about 3–4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann-Freestone on 01865 221875, or write to: Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail:

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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Word Game

W?RD–a game as smart as you are. Info.: (W?RD is a registered trademark).

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Office accommodation

Admin. annexe available in secluded North Oxford garden: 4 rooms, complete facilities, ideal location, self-contained, own entrance, parking. Three minutes' town centre. Tel.: 01865 554326 (mornings).

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold (not scientific or medical). Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail:

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., 8 p.m. in the University Club, Halifax House, 6 South Parks Road (use bellpush for entry). Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership: 1 Mar., Flora of New Caledonia, Timothy Waters.

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Services Offered

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

"A two-hour garden": how to adapt your garden to low-maintenance with colourful shrubs and climbers. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Lecturer, Oxford and California. Tel.: 01865 515379 for leaflet, or e-mail:

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Domestic Services

For stress-free entertaining SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home. We cater for canapé receptions, buffets, and dinner parties providing tailor-made menus to suit all tastes and budgets. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136, or 07811 196016.

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.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Cello lessons: highly respected teacher; adults and children; all standards from beginners to highly advanced. Andrew Zreczycki has been a professional cellist for many years, and has studied under Anner Bijlsma and Derek Simpson, Professor of Cello at RCM. Contact Andrew on 01865 849824, mobile: 07786 914622, e-mail:

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

Christ Church: Assistant Gardener. The College seeks applications from gardeners for this rewarding position, to join a team of Head Gardener and 4 assistant gardeners in caring for its extensive gardens, many of which are seen by thousands of visitors each year. The benefits include a slary of £10,500–£11,000 per year, 5 weeks holiday and membership of a contributory pension scheme. Further details from The Treasury, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Tel.: 01865 276178.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time, including some Saturdays, for a 6-week period in Trinity term, to cover the exam season (13 May–21 June), with a possible extension to 12 July. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

Academic Director for Oxford overseas study programme. Oxford University postgraduate with a minimum of 5 years teaching, and administrative experience preferred. Could start soon part-time, becoming full-time on July 1, 2002. £20,000–£35,000 p.a. depending on experience, etc. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Graduates required to write abstracts of English and foreign-language articles/books about modern and contemporary art on a freelance basis. Flexible schedule and workload. All languages welcome. Please send c.v. to Wibke Gruetjen, ARTbibliographies Modern at CSA, 4640 Kingsgate, Cascade Way, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford OX4 2ST. E-mail:

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 13 May and finishes on 21 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability for work, or on a block booking basis. A block bookings option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. these options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork, and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9 a.m.–1 p.m., afternoon session: 2 p.m.–6 p.m.). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour session are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers): £25.88. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

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Houses to Let

Exceptional house to let to exceptional people: newly refurbished for owner to live in at a later date. Centrally located in St Clements area, near Magdalen Bridge, within easy walking distance of city centre, colleges, and covered market; 4-bedroom/studies, suitable for 4 people sharing, for family use or for visiting academics; sitting-room, bathroom with cast iron bath, extra toilet, fitted kitchen with ceramic sink, fridge-freezer, washing machine, fitted gas cooker. Small patio garden. Available from 8 July 2002–5 July 2003. Rental £1,250 p.c.m. Only careful and appreciative tenants need apply. References required. No smokers, no pets. Contact (London) 0207 278 5147, or e-mail:

Superb family home on 3 floors in central Edinburgh, with sweeping views over playing fields up to Edinburgh Castle. Two minute walk to Botanic Gardens. Very well equipped and furnished with a family kitchen with study/playroom off, and huge sitting-room with fireplace and bay windows; 7 bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins, 3 singles, could also be used as studies), 2 bathrooms, garden and on street parking. Available 1 Apr.,–30 Sept. Price: long term £1,500–£2,000, short term, £1,700–£2,200. Please call: 0131 226 1092, or e-mail:

Victorian mid-terrace cottage on Plantation Road in central North Oxford, available from Apr., for 2 terms (Dec., 2002). Two bedrooms and study, large kitchen, and dining area, sitting-room and small garden. Ideal for access to university departments, and local hospitals as well as all locala amenities in Jericho. Available early Apr., at £950m p.c.m. Please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 00 44 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site for a complete list of the available properties throughout Oxfordshire.

Spacious countryside cottage, 2-bedroom furnished. Short let Apr.,–June. Sixteen miles north of Oxford, close to Bicester, Cotswolds and M40. Excellent rail to London from Bicester. Covered parking. Economy 7 heating, plus wood fire. £650 p.c.m., bills extra. Contact 01869 343445, e-mail:

Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain fully-furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train station, bus station, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated , secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,150 per month, or 3 bedrooms £1,600 per month (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J. Mackrell (eves., or 7–8 a.m.), tel.: 01865 775567; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail:

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Canal Walk, Central North Oxford–£2,400 p.c.m. Brand new luxury townhouse in this most sought after area of Oxford. The property offers extremely spacious unfurnished accommodation. Ideal for relocating family. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

Central Oxford, available Apr., to Aug., spacious Regency house on Walton Street. Extremely central, within close walking distance of the city centre. Attractively furnished. Accommodation includes 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, spacious reception room, study, garage, and garden. Rent £800 p.c.m. E-mail:, tel.: 01865 512023.

Attractive 2-bedroom house in Summertown to let for 6 months/1 year. Open fireplace, pretty garden. Available end of Feb. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559966.

North Oxford , attractively-furnished, 3-bedroom house in very quiet street, suitable for professional family, available from 1 April. It is equipped with a satellite TV, fridge, freezer, washer-drier and microwave. Garage with parking space. Close to schools, cycle distance to university science area, colleges and city centre. Excellent bus service. Very close to a beautiful public park with children's play areas, sports ground, and a swan lake. Rent £800 p.m. Contact +44 1732 777429, or +44 7733 137565, +44 7990 570616, e-mail:

Stonesfield (delightful village on edge of Cotswolds). First class fully- furnished 2-bedroom cottage with conservatory–photographs available, for 6 months let commencing 1 May. Rent, inc., of all bills EXCEPT telephone, £1,100 p.c.m. THPM 01993 898490.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: 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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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Summer Let

Victorian 3-bedroom house in East Oxford to let between end-May and end-Aug. Two bathrooms, a garden, and all modern facilities. East access to the centre of town, local shops and amenities. £975 p.c.m., contact e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue:Rowland Hill Court, City Centre–£850 p.c.m. Brand new 2nd-floor 1-bedroom apartment within easy reach of the city centre and rail station. Fully-furnished to a high standard, perfect for a relocating couple or individual. Available early April. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

Central North Oxford: light, attractive 1-bedroom flat in Victorian house. Available end of Feb., for 6 months/1 year. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559966.

First-floor apartment in new apartment complex in West Oxford: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with bath and shower, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, and allocated parking. Good access to A34 and Abingdon, as well as being in walking distance of local shops, amenities and bus routes to Oxford and Abingdon. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, or visit the office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. For a complete listing of properties available with Finders Keepers please visit our Web site at

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. An exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat (first floor) in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

North Oxford , 2-bedroom flat, fully-furnished, in quiet road off the Woodstock Road in North Oxford; south facing, ground-floor flat with garden and garage. Non-smoking, no pets. Available 1 March 2002. Rent £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688.

A fully-furnished and equipped 2-bedroom flat with garage, situated in a quiet location in Headington, within walking distance of Radcliffe Hospitals, and Headington shops, as well as only being 1 mile away from Oxford city centre. Available from mid-Feb. A non-smoking professional couple or family is preferred. £725 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 463506 after 5.30 p.m.

Park Town: studio flat to sub-let Mon.,–Fri. Quiet, non-smoker please. Includes use of computer (Mac), stereo and TV/video. £100 p.w. Contact:, or `phone 07752 427122.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Said Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at

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Accommodation Sought

Housing wanted: family (2 adults, 2 children) from San Francisco, USA, seeks 3–4-bedroom furnished house in West Oxfordshire to let for 11 months from 1 Sept., 2002. Prefer rural area near Witney. In addition, our 3-bedroom flat in central San Francisco is available to rent from 1 Aug., for 1 year. Contact Sara Bartholomew in the United States by phone at 001 415 863 6342 or by e-mail:

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: 01865 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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Holiday Lets

Mallorca: traditional village house, recently redecorated, with own swimming pool, and quiet patio area, in excellent location between the coast and mountains. Close to village shops, bakery, and local restaruants, and with beautiful walks through the surrounding olive groves, the house provides the perfect base for relaxing by the pool or exploring the island. Sleeps 6 (3 double rooms). Available for summer lets or out of season. Call: 01865 429377 or e-mail:

Northern Portugal: delightful farmhouse with pool set in Port wine vineyards with spectacular views over the River Douro. Sleeps 6–8. Tel.: 01296 748989, e-mail:, Web site:

Caribbean–Bequia, The Grenadines: `Sea Star' an enchanting villa, 100 ft above sandy Friendship Bay, consists of 3 cottages nestled together in tropical gardens. Three double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Verandas off each bedroom have spectacular views of azure ocean. Kitchen, reception/dining room, sun deck, hammock, daily maid, laundry, jeep rental included. Six guests: £170 each per week. Other rentals available. Sailing, speedboat, diving and watersports at discount. Tel.: Lara Cowan Hadley 01993 850 285, e-mail:

Dordogne/Gironde: delightful restored farmhouse in rural hamlet. Fully and comfortably furnished with French antiques plus modern conveniences. Private with stunning views and walks to farmland, woods, and vineyards. Few minutes drive to village shops and church. Accommodation: study/library and sitting-room with open-plan kitchen/dining room, fireplace with wood-burning stove; equipped with fridge-freezer, cooker, and washing machine. Pigeon loft has 2 large bedrooms, 1 can be divided. Huge cool verandah is for dining and games. The concierge lives opposite and maintains the house and grounds, and is always available. Meadow and lawned garden with fruit trees. Pool, 10m x 5m, with paved surround, fenced and maintained by a professional firm. For wine lovers there are famous vineyards like St.Emilion and Monbazillac, and many local vineyards and co-operatives are near, and there is tennis, riding, a public pool, swimming lake with water sports and Chateau Vigiers.

Barga, Tuscany: charming 2-bedroom, 2 bath cottage, sleeps 4, in hills overlooking Garfagnana Valley and Carara mountains, with panoramic views , and surrounded by vines and olives. Five minutes from bustling market town of Barga offering cultural events, swimming, sports and shops. Cottage provides comfortable accommodation and rustic charm. Sorry no children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett on 01672 516602 or e-mail:

French Riviera: ground-floor, 2-bedroom end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops, restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports, horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246 or 0207 581 7908.

The beauty of Assisi, twinned with Bethlehem, the former being the world's great Centre of Peace, is unbelievable. Here is a `Casa Colonica', with magnificent views overlooking Assisi at 2000 ft in a tranquil atmosphere of unpolluted air. Accommodation: 36 ft long lounge (2 levels), large well-equipped kitchen, most impressive spacious hall, 2 large double-bedrooms, well-fitted bathroom, huge, most attractive music room/library. Beamed ceilings everywhere. Outside veranda leading down to a very large imaginative garden. A car is essential for access to other choice medieval cities and towns such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto, to name a few, and the glorious Lake Trasimeno region. The weekly charge is £450; for more extended periods an adjustment to £400 would be made. Tel.: Iseu Lavall, 00 39 075 813 793; Oxford contact: Professor and Mrs Caldwell, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD. Tel.: 01865 310956, e-mail:

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail:

Greek Islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos. Lovely island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–8 persons. Prices from £60 p.p.p.w. For information see: E-mail:, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms–sleep 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1000ft, in over 2 acres of matrue gardens, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet–near a village with shops–in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhome vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. Available from April (£200–£280 p.w.). Non-smokers only, please. Longer stays encouraged at lower rates; full central heating available for winter lets. For further details, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

Tuscany: family-owned wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil, and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact, tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, or e-mail:

French Farmhouse, 1km from village, border Lot and Tarn et Garonne. Sunny and cheerful, private grounds, good view, swimming pool, heating, sleeps 4 comfortably. Available to let all year round for superb holidays or longer stays (house- hunters, writers on sabbatical). Discover more by visiting, or ring Paul or Marion at 00 33 563 240878.

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Narrowboat for Sale

Twenty-five ft all steel narrowboat for sale. Built by F.C. Engineering in 1990. Fitted out by Harland and Wolfe. Excellent condition. Double bed; solid fuel stove; gas/electric fridge; shower; pump out toilet; Rinnai hot water heater; gas cooker. Recently upholstered, carpeted. A beautiful boat that has been regularly maintained and looked after for £9,000 ONO. Please call Tim or Kate Moore on 07813 204412. Currently has permanent moorings just outside Kidlington. Boat Safety Scheme certificate until Aug., 2005.

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For Sale

Original Davenport desk, needs total restoration, £100, will be worth £600–£800 if appropriately restored. Original, small, rare, Georgian hob grate, 50 cm wide x 45 cm high. £150. Central Oxford, buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 558441, e-mail: n

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