The Marriage Bureau: True Stories of 1940s London Match-Makers

Autor: Halson, Penrose

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$22.99
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The Marriage Bureau: True Stories of 1940s London Match-Makers : 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 match-making. Drawing on the bureau's extensive archives, author Penrose Halson - who many years later found herself the proprietor of the bureau - tells Heather and Mary's story, and the stories 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.

Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Familia y Relaciones   Marriage
Ciencias Sociales   Sociology

ISBN 13:9781443451420
ISBN 10:1443451428
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Tamaño:9.04" l x 5.98" w x 1.10" h

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