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Marriages are made in Bond Street, True Stories From a 1940’s Marriage Bureau, by Penrose Halson

In April 1939 Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, aged 24, opened the first ever Marriage Bureau in Bond Street.  Past Master Penrose Halson uncovers the fascinating true stories from the Bureau in her book, ‘Marriages are made in Bond Street, published by Macmillan, and available to buy in shops and online.

“Imagine if, at the headquarters of today’s internet dating agencies, there were two wise, compassionate, practical ladies who really thought about the men and women searching for love and had sudden brainwaves about who simply must be introduced to whom. Wouldn’t the world be a happier place?” Extract from: Country Life, March 30, 2016

 

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