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Summer Rental

UPPER BUCKS COUNTY, PA, 37 acres with 5-bedroom stone farmhouse with one-acre pond. $3,000 per month/$6,000 June 15–September 15. Text: (215) 495-3863.


International Rentals

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;;

ST. GERMAIN charming last floor, agreeably furnished, view, elevator, max 3 people.

LONDON—LITTLE VENICE. Centrally located loft-like space near Paddington/Heathrow Express. Restaurants, shops, transport. Wi-Fi, dishwasher, washing machine, sleeps 2–3. Short- or long-term.

PROVENCE, CÔTE D’AZUR. Steeped in history. Stunning views.;

TUSCANY MONTEPULCIANO: culture, wine, thermal bath country. Spacious 3–4 bedrooms/3 baths (3,000 euros/wk) or 2 bedrooms/2 baths (2,500 euros/wk) apartment in city center—views of countryside from terrace and garden; fully equipped kitchen, laundry, Wi-Fi. Day trips to Siena, Florence. 2 weeks min.

LANGUEDOC, FRANCE: Historic village house, stylishly renovated, roof terrace with panoramic views of Corbières hills, magnificent walks, swimming, Cathar castles, markets, vineyards. Sleeps 2–4. W:; E:

ROME. PIAZZA DEL POPOLO. Charming furnished flat with a view of the church of Piazza del Popolo. 2BR (one double BR, one single). Large kitchen/dining room, one bathroom. Wi-Fi, TV, dishwasher, washing machine. 4th floor with elevator. Air conditioning. 700 euros weekly and 1,800 monthly. For details contact:

THE ITALIAN DREAM: Umbria country home 75 mins north of Rome, Orvieto area. Short/long term, sabbatical. Peace, inspiration, green design & good living.;


Vacation Rental

ESTES PARK, COLORADO. 3/3½/2 near RMNP, YMCA of the Rockies.



CHANGING TIMES: Retired ab/dl professor in his fifties, tall, handsome, and loving, seeks passionate, nurturing, and adoring Mommy for spiritual fulfillment, intellectual communion, emotional concinnity, and physical bliss in monogamous redamancy.

OLDER WOMAN, SUCCESSFUL, ACCOMPLISHED, loving family, beautiful home, seeking that special man to share learning, laughter, friendship…and maybe even love. NYR Box 68335.

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PASSION FOR PALINDROMES; song snippets for every occasion, weakness for assonance and alliteration. Compulsive reader engaging in harm reduction. I’m a bouncy late-60ish F, enfant-terrible pillar of society, looking for like or complementary-minded woman or man for friendship and more, depending on how things go. You can find me at concerts, museums, on long treks through San Francisco, or through NYR Box 68330.

FUN FACTIVIST seeks another unabashed liberal news junkie, a man who’s smart, open, and makes me laugh. I’m a tall, attractive, youthful-looking 60-year-old woman who’s quick-witted, creative, independent. Hamptons/NYC.

NEVSKY PROSPEKT, just off the Q line. Rogozhin, 40 or so, seeks Nastasya Filippovna for grandstanding, lightly toasted currency, and savage regrets. NYR Box 68320.

CREATIVE NYC WOMAN, worldly, loving, energetic seeks successful, curious man (50–70s) to explore together.

NEW YORK CITY ATTORNEY, well read and well traveled, vigorous, eclectic, good listener. But life is more. Seeks woman to share the adventure. Femmes francophones appréciées. NYR Box 68070.

SUBMISSIVE WOMEN CRAVING safe bondage and discipline write Rangval Box 1824 Gig Harbor WA 98332.

TALL, BROWN EYES, Lord Byron hair seeks epistolary companion with lily-pad tongue and luck at blackjack. NYR Box 68295.


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Writer’s Services

I EDIT FICTION, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry manuscripts. Fifty-four books I edited have been published in the last seven years. Free consultation.;

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