Book Review

‘The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London’ by Penrose Halson

STORY: 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… Continue reading ‘The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London’ by Penrose Halson

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