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POETS SING THE PRAISES of La France Profonde. Experience the magic yourself, living in an 1830s Restored Stone Barn. Walk down the hill to the Dordogne. Close to Sarlat. Totally private, overlooking an intimate secluded valley.

ITALY, TUSCANY 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa, spectacular views, gorgeous pool and gardens, 5 star reviews.

FRANCE/ITALY BORDER. Romantic, spacious garden flat. Breathtaking, uninterrupted Mediterranean views. 2/3 bedrooms.

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:



Vacation Rental

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


Sabbatical Rental

SIX WINDOWS OVERLOOKING Chrysler Building, pre-war, Midtown East, high floor, 24-hour doorman. Graciously furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. January–June.



PARADISO IN MILAN/RHINEBECK, NY. Year-round rental, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large library/study, semi-furnished, fireplace, washer/dryer, A/C, outdoor deck, separate garage, private and tranquil with pastoral views, ideal for writers and others doing contemplative work. $2,700 per month, available now. (845) 546-4434 or (845) 758-8229.

NEED FOCUSED, PRODUCTIVE TIME to complete a manuscript, thesis, or project? Cozy, well-equipped cottage with fireplace and bicycle on Mayo Beach in Wellfleet, MA, available for short- or long-term stays November–March each year.; (347) 672-0063.


ARTIST/WRITER COTTAGE, CUTCHOGUE, NY, North Fork Long Island. Serene, light-filled, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, creek, nature preserve; fireplace, pool, furnished. 120 minutes from NYC. Year rental $2,950/mo. Consider shorter. Photos:; (646) 256-8809;


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CHARMING “KEY WEST-STYLE” Craftsman Bungalow, Hollywood FL: Pristine Deco, 3/2; Naturescaped yard 1/3 acre, fruit trees. Near beach, downtown, I95, Ft. Lauderdale airport. Photos available.



COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP OFFER! NYC Matchmaker looking for eligible bachelors for our exceptional female clients.; (212) 877-5151.

DATING FOR BOOK LOVERS. Find a date that loves books. Join free.

PRIVATE DATING CLUB for attractive, accomplished gentlemen (ages 20s–70+) interested in meeting beautiful, accomplished, intelligent women. You should be open to a lasting relationship when you meet the right person. NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, London, and all major cities. Reply with bio/photo in confidence:

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.

ADORABLE (and modest) child psychologist, widowed, fifties, seeks kind, smart, funny man for whatever develops! Bay Area preferred. NYR Box 68115.

I’M A WELL TRAVELED WOMAN, financially secure and want to meet a compatible and fun-loving man with a healthy lifestyle and liberal views, to explore the treasures of New York and beyond. There’s more. I’m youthful, albeit 83, and adventurous. Global travel is on the agenda, but so is warmth and partnering here at home.

GOOD LOOKS, GOOD BOOKS. Pretty woman would like to share her stacks of books with a literate, loving man. 72+.

ALICE B. TOKLAS NEEDS BREAK from Gertrude Stein. Attractive, fun, fit, feminine lesbian seeks same, 50–65 for travels and trysts. You: financially secure and physically attractive. Life is short—let’s have fun!

WONDER IF LIGHTNING can ever strike twice. Found great love here in 1991 and seeking it again. Strong, stable, smart, sensual, buxom widow, age 73, seeks sophisticated, sensitive man who seeks a passionate companion.

WOMAN, 72, FRANCOPHILE, maker of music and jewelry, seeks a man for all reasons. NYC area.

FRESH-FACED, RADIANT BEAUTY in her 50s, fit, fun, light-hearted, accomplished, sociable, warm, enjoys travel, culture, the happiness of pursuit, seeks also optimistic, fun gentleman in his fit, 50s-70s for love, laughter and relishing the beauty of this life together. Reply with bio/photo in confidence:

PRINCE SEEKS PRINCESS to live happily ever after. Interests/emphasis includes: love, family, health, exercise, sedentary vacations, work, cooking, MSNBC, reading, art. 6’1″, 198, 76, healthy, handsome, fit. Be my Guinevere. 45+ Find Pics at: Ready for our Galapagos outing? Correspond at:

HEROINE SEEKING HERO. Brave, creative, vibrant, low-key woman, 73, wishes to meet healthy, outgoing man interested in the arts and nature for laughter and adventure. NYC area. NYR Box 68240.

BOSTON AREA. Looking for intelligent, iconoclastic relationship. Age 50s to young 70s. Recent picture required with answer.

SMART, ATTRACTIVE, LIVELY, and progressive woman seeks male counterpart probably in his 70s for companionship and fun.

CLOSE COMPANIONSHIP. Years pass, loss is inevitable, yet the need for warm and engaging companionship continues. Manhattan woman, retired academic, would like to hear from man (70+) seeking stimulating conversation, mutual enjoyment of literature, music, art, et alia…

QUIET, NEW YORK BASED GAY MAN, 44, looking to meet a “non-scene” gentleman, 30–50, up for laughs, discussions, and adventures.

BLACK, OPENLY GAY EPISCOPAL PRIEST, 49, in Triangle hopes to meet his partner: Man of color near 50, fit, lover of art, music, wine, words, and worship. We belong together.

LOS ANGELES MAN, 75, is ready to share life. What possibilities could your letter begin? NYR Box 68250.

ARE YOU MY PAL? SOUTHWESTERN LADY seeks petit copain for runs in park, bikes to ice cream, and a walk down the aisle? Me: impish nature lover. You: tall, handsome, some French. Interest in bees a plus.

CULTURED, SLIM, AND TALL AFRICAN WOMAN, 30s, seeking a refined gentleman for relationship. I live in NJ. Open to NYC.

PUGET SOUND LADY, 71, seeks companionship, romance with interesting, intelligent, playful gentleman. I’m an outdoors lover, unencumbered, no family, needing connection, retired journalist, author, dreams of loving again.

RECENTLY WIDOWED, working college prof, early 80s, living in NYC. Seeking a “Mensch” (not necessarily a Jewish one), who remains fun loving and hopeful about the future. NYR Box 68255.

ACADEMIC WOMAN. Early 70s. Athletic and well traveled. Progressive activist. Looking for like-minded man to share fun and intellectual banter. NYR Box 68260.

PATROCLUS WHERE DID YOU PUT MY ARMOR? GWJM Ripe with age, retired MD. Attractive package; interesting, and worldly contents; high energy, low weight, great build; sensual, sophisticated, literate, parle français, US/France.

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SMART, FUNNY, FETCHING Portland Maine writer, 75, casting her net for a man to share progressive politics, European city walks, treasured books, meandering conversation, belly laughs, culinary capers, and love notes.



Personal Service

YOUR LONDON MAN! Arranges everything pleasurable! Real estate buying/letting. Country estate visits, antique/art sourcing. Entertainment.



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

FOR SALE The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham, NY. Heart of Main Street since 1977.; (518) 392-0114.








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Writer’s Services

YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY, YOUR MEMOIR. Personal interviews tailored to your childhood, one experience or your life. Published novelist/memoirist/journalist.;; (646) 371-0327.

TIME TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIR? Ghostwriting by New York Times best-selling author-biographer. (917) 673-6341;

I EDIT FICTION, MEMOIR, AND POETRY manuscripts. Forty-eight books I edited have been published in the last six years. Free consultation.;