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Title The marriage bureau : the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London / Penrose Halson.
Author Halson, Penrose, author.
Publication New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperColllinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition First William Morrow edition.
Description viii, 313, 25 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # 306.81 H
Note Originally published as Marriages are made in Bond Street, in the U.K. in 2016 by Macmillan.
Includes P.S. section (About the author -- About the book -- Reading group questions).
Contents Audrey's uncle has a brainwave -- No, it's not a brothel -- Open for matrimonial business -- The capitulation of Cedric Thistleton -- The perfect secretary and other learning curves -- New clients wanted--but no spies, please -- Mary transforms Myrtle -- The mansion and the mating -- Mary's bones and babies -- While bombs fall the Bureau booms -- Sex, tragedy, success and bust bodices -- A sideline and two triumphs -- Other agendas, pastures new -- Heather chooses mating over chickens -- Picot and Dorothy hold the fort -- Peacetime problems -- Loneliness and heartbreak -- Mr. Hedgehog, journalists, a tiny Baptist and lies -- A chapter of accidents and designs -- Thanks to Uncle George.
Summary "In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided to open a marriage bureau. They found a tiny office on London's Bond Street and set about the delicate business of matchmaking. Drawing on the bureau's extensive archives, Penrose Halson—who many years later found herself the proprietor of the bureau—tells their story, and those of their clients."--Back cover.
Subject Jenner, Heather.
Oliver, Mary.
Mate selection -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Dating services -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Addl. Title Marriages are made in Bond Street
ISBN 0062562665
9780062562661

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