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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—MARAIS. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Nonsmokers. Week/Month. (206) 723-6538;

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

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

FRANCE, BURGUNDY—19th-century house near Chablis, Sancerre, Vezelay, Loire Valley. US$1,200 /week.

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

ROME. PIAZZA DEL POPOLO.  Charming  furnished flat. 2 BR (one small),  large kitchen/dining room. 1 bathroom. WiFi, TV, dishwasher. 4th floor with elevator. Air conditioning. Nice view on the churches of Piazza del Popolo. €700 weekly and 1800 monthly. For photos and details contact

LONDON. SUNNY, AGREEABLE FLAT on quiet street in Little Venice. Second floor (lift) large sitting room, two bedrooms, two baths. Modern kitchen with breakfast counter. Fully-furnished, with linens, dishes, dishwasher, washer, dryer. TV, internet, answerphone. Key to the communal gardens. Close to shops and transport. Available Jan-May/June 2016.

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WRITER’S RETREAT Mendocino County, California. Ocean Views. HeartLand Ranch and Gualala Point Beach House. e-mail:

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PENTHOUSE IN PARADISE. Stunning penthouse at the water’s edge in the Far North of New Zealand. Fully furnished and equipped, including jeep and yacht tender. See for details.


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 1/2 feet); 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,


CANADA. MORIN HEIGHTS, QUEBEC. Laurentian Mountains recreational area 40 miles from either Mont Tremblant resort or cosmopolitan Montreal. A bright treed four-bedroom house on five acres with adjacent fishpond in park-like setting with cross-country ski access from the door. A serene, gun-free environment. US$350,000.


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IDYLLIC COUNTRY RESIDENCE, REDDING, CONNECTICUT. Minutes to fine restaurants, shopping, and Metro North. Extensive hiking trails in area. Over 10,000 sf, 5+BR, 6/2 baths set on 8.11 pastoral acres. $2,900,000. For more details contact Lisa Duguay, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. (203)209-2097;


TUCKED AWAY DEEP IN THE WOODS of Downeast Maine, spitting distance from one of the interconnected lakes in the Grand Falls Flowage is a fully furnished, fully equipped two bedroom cozy cottage ready for comfortable writing, surrounded by trees and flowers and suffused with the delights of Maine outdoor life. Lot is about an acre, has garage, shed, 16 foot Lund boat with 40 horsepower Honda outboard. Tranquility? — Owner has written three books in recent years. Price: $175,000.


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.

BEAUTY & (212) 880-0088.

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;

PRIVATE DATING CLUB seeks attractive, successful gentlemen aged 30’s-60’s+ interested in meeting and dating beautiful women. You should be open to enjoying a lasting relationship if you meet the right person (NY, LA, Chicago, London). Reply w/bio and photo via e-mail:

LOS ANGELES MAN, 72; is ready to share life. Passions: running, nonfiction reading. NYR Box 65300.

REMEMBER THE SONG “You’re My World” by Cilla Black? Let’s reminisce. Warren; Los Angeles. NYR Box 67600.

Retired Carson City man, divorced, 77, seeks lady penfriends. Interests: Classical music, world affairs, old films. P.O. Box 99, NV 98702.

VIBRANT, PRETTY BLACK WOMAN. Psychotherapist. Committed to social justice. Loves jazz, dancing, biking. Seeks loyal man 60+ with heart for loving relationship.

SINGLE WOMAN, 63, Austin, Texas, seeks friendship and love. I like walking (sublime!), bicycling, fiction, mathematics, pointless Scrabble. Please write. NYR Box 67700.

NYC SWF, 52, lovely, slender blue-eyed blonde, sparkling refined writer seeks witty, well-read, and well-bred man with interests in the arts and travel. Looking for fit, unmarried, and unfettered companion, over 5-foot-8 and under 65, superbly educated and entertaining, and accomplished in law, letters, medicine or finance. Please write, with photo to

ATTRACTIVE, INTELLIGENT, THOUGHTFUL Manhattan woman looking to meet gentleman (65-78) who would like to have fun and explore all NYC has to offer.

MALE, 35, SEEKS female friend with whom to visit the Morgan, Carnegie Hall, and the Frick.

SEEKING A MAN IN NYC for occasional company of a petite, pretty, financially independent, mature gal for theatre, etc. NYR Box 67800.

LOVELY OLDER WOMAN in great shape physically, financially, temperamentally. Seeking comparable New York man for classical music friendship. NYR Box 67900.

ONLY CONNECT. Manhattan-based, retired female academic wishes to hear from man 65+ interested in companionship and intellectual exchange.

BOOK BUDDY WANTED: Want to finish an important project? Let’s help each other.

SWM, 62, ARTIST, WRITER, FABRIC PRINTER, PROVOCATEUR. Athletic, curious, educated at the finest schools, raised by the finest minds, damaged by fate and blind ambition. Seeking companionship, encouragement, adventure and more. No age, race, or IQ restrictions.

GNOSTIC MYSTAGOG. Theosophist. Deadhead. Captive of the prison-industrial complex. Seeks intellectual correspondence with 40+ female. Commensurate baggage accepted.

SEEKING LUNCH COMPANION for author get-togethers for book on people who work for major WNBC TV, or other TV stations. (914) 835-4546.



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Books Wanted


BOOK SEARCH. Old, rare, and out-of-print books. Marsha J. Shapiro: (212) 595-4219;


Books For Sale

SCHOLARLY BOOKS. Frederick Bayoff Literary Books. Over 13,000 first editions.

30,000 ART PERIODICALS. Stocks of Artforum 1962-1990s, High Performance 1978-1997, Art International, 1957-1980s, many others. Exceptionally favorable terms. (858) 454-4443;


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