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The marriage bureau : the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London, Penrose Halson

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The marriage bureau : the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London
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The marriage bureau
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the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London
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Penrose Halson
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Language
eng
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
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The marriage bureau
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Drawing from newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements and interviews describes the true story of a pair of young newlyweds who opened up a matchmaking and marriage bureau in 1939 London and helped clients find love on the eve of World War II.
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Genre
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10565326
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
306.81
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ802
LC item number
.H26 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London
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Penrose Halson
The marriage bureau : the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London, Penrose Halson
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The marriage bureau : the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London, Penrose Halson
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  • 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)
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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
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ocn972460732
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Edition
First William Morrow edition.
Extent
viii, 313, 25 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062562661
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972460732

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