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FRANCE, BURGUNDY—19th century house near Chablis, Sancerre, Vezelay, Loire Valley. 1,000 USD/week.

FRANCE, DORDOGNE—Privately sited, beautifully restored, 18th-century stone farmhouse. Antiques, modern amenities, saltwater pool. 28 bucolic acres of woods, meadow, orchards, stream. Charming nearby villages. Sleeps 4. Weekly. (212) 772-2030;;

PARIS—5TH. Blue-state special. Elegant ground-floor studio. 17th-century building, steps from Seine, opposite Notre Dame. Gourmet kitchen. Sleeps three. One week minimum.

PARIS ST. GERMAIN (6°)—lovely top floor, elevator, well furnished, ideal for two max three people.

PARIS. Attractive, furnished 3-room apartment, between Bastille and République, 11th Arrondissement, elevator building, kitchen and bathroom, maid weekly, €2,500 a month. For further information: (212) 243-1522.

PARIS (SQUARE BERLIOZ—9th arr.), wi-fi, 3BR/2Bth, beautiful full-floor condo, 4th floor, elevator. Tel.: (415) 922-8888.

FLORENCE, PIAZZA S. CROCE, 2BR, large kitchen, living room, two bathrooms, fully equipped, €1,700 per month. For photos and details, contact

EDINBURGH—gorgeous Georgian (1887) flat for rent/swap in SF Bay Area Jan–Aug 15 (dates flexible). Sleeps 2–5.

BERLIN, Charlottenburg—beautiful 1-bdrm apartment at Lietzensee. October 1, 2014–June 15, 2015. See #87883 for photos.

Vacation Rentals

VACATION RENTALS IN ROME, your apartments in Italy! Save up to 50% on a Hotel fee! (+39) 06 99329392;

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, luxury 4br villa in famous golf/beach resort on south coast, 5 min from beach, private pool & jacuzzi, daily maid service. 148384 on vrbo or contact Anne at


MONTANA RETREAT. 30 miles south of Missoula, available between October and May. Photos/details:

Real Estate

FLORENCE, ITALY. Prestigious flat for sale in historic building in the center of Florence, first floor, “piano nobile,” full of light, 249 square meters (2,680 sf), on two levels (height 5 meters, 14 feet and 1/2); small courtyard, laundry, large cave. Three bathrooms, two main bedrooms, wardrobe, drawing and reading rooms, studio, 2-story library, large hall, dining room, fully equipped. For enquiries,

PRIVATE COMMUNITIES REGISTRY. Discover & explore fine residential golf, tennis and boating communities at

FOR SALE: Lakefront house, 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 hours from GWB, 5 min. from Bluecliff Monastery, garage, $225,000, Pine Bush, NY. Call (845) 744-2639.

POSSIBLY the last remaining waterfront property in the Canadian British Columbia Islands. Exquisite cove of 150ft waterfront on Ruxton Island. $325,000. No agent fees. Ph: 1 (250) 679-5364.

PANORAMIC APARTMENT in Sperlonga, Italy. 2 rooms, 5 beds on the top of old, historic city. 130 km South from Rome, a quality place. Contact:

UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN. Waterfront 4 BR house in a gated community on Lake Superior with your own private beach. For inquiries, (906) 494-2700. For photos, go to

1801 LITCHFIELD COUNTRY restored farmhouse. Artists’ studios. Enchanting grounds 7+ acres.

MANHATTAN OVERNIGHTS. Spacious, artfully appointed bedroom in 1898 apartment. Breakfast overlooking historic Greenwich Village park. Details:

Personal Services

THE RIGHT STUFF—Date fellow graduates and faculty of the Ivies, Stanford, and a few other excellent schools.; (800) 988-5288.

EROTIC EXPLOSION. Let me blow your mind, your ultimate erogenous zone. Provocative talk with educated beauty. No limits. (866) 540-7588.—Meet single book lovers who value green living, natural health, personal growth, spirituality.

EXCELLENT MASSAGE by Attractive Asian Female—Midtown Eastside (646) 515-2858.

UNIQUE EROTIC THERAPY. Extraordinary Touch. Unforgettable. Discreet; private. West Village, NYC. By appointment only. (212) 645-4995.


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NYC MATCHMAKING SERVICE is offering complimentary memberships to men. Meet attractive, accomplished individuals who are interested in long-term, substantive companionship. (212) 877-5151;

TIME BRINGS LOSS but also new appreciation of close companionship. Retired Manhattan female academic is interested in hearing from man seeking future of shared happiness and mutual respect. Particular passions: European art, classical music, social history, among others. NYR Box 65403.

MAN OF LETTERS seeks woman of prose. West Coast. Active, tall, virile, 66 yrs. No ties. In pursuit of woman in want who is fond of writing. Sans ties. Able to travel.

LOVING KINDNESS, sincere bond, NPR, love of chamber music. Melodies are a great part of Judaism. Widow, 60, retired librarian. Easy hiking with magnifying glass for nature. Attractive and affectionate. Great sense of humor. Desire to love and be loved, close to my age. Westchester/Manhattan. NYR Box 63602.

LOS ANGELES MAN, 70, is ready to share life. Passions: running, nonfiction reading, holding hands. NYR Box 65300.

ACTIVE, ATTRACTIVE, woman, late 60s, whose taste ranges from Broadway musicals to opera and ballet and who loves birds and animals. Manages a music foundation. Splits time between NJ and Manhattan. Is seeking a man, same age range, for friendship and fun. Committed to care for a disabled husband. NYR Box 65401.

FUN LOVING, EARLY 70s woman looking for Male Companion in NYC area with whom to enjoy international travel, food, books, theater, dance, and all pursuits intellectual, cultural and adventurous. NYR Box 65402.

IF YOU’RE ANYTHING like the late Harold Ramis or the living Eric Weissberg, you’re my kind of guy for this bright, vibrant, pretty, accomplished woman. Previous important relationships; Nobel Prize scientist and a film star.

VERY PRETTY, smart and accomplished and much more too: gracious, warm and slender with lots of heart, quick laugh and easygoing adventurous streak. E-Commerce CEO reinvented as public speaker, mentor to young entrepreneurs. Passion for travel (Paris/Provence, Italy, NY theatre, hiking Yosemite), music, learning, art, Giants especially when they’re winning, Pilates. Healthy dash of irreverence, considered very easy on the eyes. Featured in HBS case studies but never takes herself too seriously. As likely to be flying to London for meetings as stumbling through tango class here in San Francisco or walking along the Bay. Seeks accomplished, nice-looking, kind and thoughtful man 56-70—curious mind, enthusiastic about life. (415) 819-4324.

GOOD-LOOKING, vivacious, slim, vibrant and energized for adventure Jewish Renaissance woman, NYC/Boston, English/Israeli upbringing, academic scientist (Ph.D), well versed and rounded in the classics, literature, art-and music, with wit and humor, seeking a Renaissance man, a good looking and fit professional gentleman with a love of life and learning, a sense of humor and a generous spirit, preferably West European background and tall, ages 70-80. Non smoker and clean shaven, please. Write to

JAPANESE WOMAN, 40, bright, intellectual, attractive seeks Caucasian gentleman, open-minded, 40–60, for occasional liaison in Japan/US. Reply with bio/photo in confidence:

LOVELY, SLENDER, very attractive, youthful and fit widow with many interests, sense of humor, loves the arts. Living in beautiful home overlooking the Pacific. Seeks soul mate, sense of humor, financially independent man, 74+ with similar interests.

ACCOMPLISHED, ATTRACTIVE, appealing, LA based, East Coast raised, Berkeley educated (PhD), 61-year-old female, active academic/artist with visual/literary interests, humanist values, liberal politics, and high cuteness index, seeks secure, mature, intellectual and/or artistic companion. Organic not synthetic, counter-culture not corporate, producer not consumer, interested in living not lifestyle. Contact:

NYC AREA—Youthful, vibrant, caring, well-traveled, early-60s academic woman seeks single man of integrity, mid-60s, who is kind, compassionate, fit (non-smoking), financially secure, and who enjoys books, performing arts, long walks, museums, beaches—for companionship, possibly more. NYR Box 65400.

VERY PRETTY, trim and fit, brainy blue-eyed blonde known for laughter, looks and sparkle. Upbeat, ex-exec turned entrepreneur—divides time between Marblehead harborside perch and small place in the South End. Irreverent warmth, reliable humor, low brow to high. Complete sucker for word games, Venice, NY, London (what’s not to love?), Netflix’s House of Cards, relaxing in warmer climes, downtime with friends and family, all dogs, contemporary fiction. Works out regularly yet no athlete—tried golf for years, finally said “golf won”. Loves cracking a hard puzzle, theater, Vermont year-round. Looking for co-conspirator. Seeks fit, financially self-sufficient man of depth and good cheer, 50s–60s. Authenticity is key. (781) 941-6202.


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BOOK SEARCH. Old, rare, and out-of-print books. Marsha J. Shapiro: 355 West 85th Street, Apt. 77, New York, NY 10024; (212) 595-4219;

OULANEM. A novel by Karl Marx and Paul Majkut. Available at

THE FRAUDULENT VERSES: The Death of a Theocracy. dystopian science fiction novel by Al Cave. On Kindle.

VIRGINIA PRIMITIVE. Two women, black/white; past/present. Sallie Reynolds. Amazon and Kindle.

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN’S dreams realized thanks to Latin American Jesuit Pope in an engaging new graphic novel. For Amazon Kindle version and for iBooks see


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Books Wanted

WE BUY DESIGN BOOKS. Open Air Modern is actively seeking to buy libraries on 20TH CENTURY DESIGN: furniture, industrial, interior, architecture monographs and photography. (718) 383-6465,

Writer’s Services

WRITER’S RESEARCH by Michael Catoggio. 40+ years experience as research librarian. (518) 650-8140.

Positions Available

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT—Highly intelligent, resourceful individuals with exceptional communication skills sought to undertake research projects and administrative tasks for a successful entrepreneur. We welcome applications from writers, musicians, artists, or others who may be pursuing other professional goals in the balance of their time. $90K–$110K to start (depending on qualifications). Résumé to:

WANTED: FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL. The Chain Collaborative, a NYC-based non-profit supporting social and environmental initiatives in the coffee lands, seeks a fundraiser with proven record. Ideal for secure retired professional seeking additional income. Contact:


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Furniture Wanted

WE BUY MID CENTURY FURNITURE 1950’s–1970’s Danish Modern, Eames, Wegner, Finn Juhl, Nakashima, Gretta Grossman, Herman Miller, Knoll, France & Son etc. Calder too. (718) 383-6465,

Business Opportunity

INVEST in The English Bookshop’s oculus rift 3D game. Upward potential enormous, downward risk is limited to the investment. This investment entitles you and your family to join the Dutch cultural life.


TUTORING in Latin and Ancient Greek . Boston area. All ages and levels.

SAVE THE PLANET. Could this be one of the most important websites you will ever see? Read it with an open mind and decide for yourself.

NOT READY TO RETIRE from thinking and reading? Volunteer as an editor with Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing. Be part of a vibrant, growing team. See; e-mail

RESEARCH PROJECT. Corporate trainer has developed new creativity-enhancement methods, and is looking for university students who will scientifically evaluate their effectiveness. Contact

Community Living

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Career Counseling

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