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    • The Marriage Bureau

    • The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London
    • By: Penrose Halson
    • Narrated by: Jane Copland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 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 the stories of their clients.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very sweet and not well known history of London.

    • By Kaylene Coleman on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

    • True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau
    • By: Penrose Halson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    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 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 the stories of their clients. We meet a remarkable cross section of British society in the 1940s.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Marriage Bureau

    • The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London
    • By: Penrose Halson
    • Narrated by: Jane Copland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A riveting glimpse of life and love during and after World War II - a heartwarming, touching, and thoroughly absorbing true story of a world gone by. 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 matchmaking.

    Regular price: $25.09