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The Resource Marriages are made in Bond Street : true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau, Penrose Halson

Marriages are made in Bond Street : true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau, Penrose Halson

Label
Marriages are made in Bond Street : true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau
Title
Marriages are made in Bond Street
Title remainder
true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau
Statement of responsibility
Penrose Halson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined 24-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 match-making. 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. We meet a remarkable cross-section of British society in the 1940s: gents with a 'merry twinkle', potential fifth-columnists, nervous spinsters, isolated farmers seeking 'a nice quiet affekshunate girl' and girls looking 'exactly' like Greta Garbo and Vivien Leigh, all desperately longing to find 'The One'. And thanks to Heather and Mary, they almost always did just that
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Halson, Penrose
Dewey number
  • 306.7'3'0942109044
  • 306.7'3'0942109044
  • 306.7'3'0942109044
  • 306.7'3'0942109044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dating services
  • Marriage
  • Jenner, Heather
  • Oliver, Mary
  • Marriage Bureau
  • London (England)
  • Family and Relationships
Label
Marriages are made in Bond Street : true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau, Penrose Halson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Macmillan, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444832105
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781444832105
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Marriages are made in Bond Street : true stories from a 1940s marriage bureau, Penrose Halson
Publication
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Macmillan, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444832105
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781444832105
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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