Penrose Halson's career encompassed teaching, writing, editing and, to her astonishment, becoming first lady Master of a City Livery Company. Her determined mother sent her to the Katharine Allen Marriage & Advice Bureau, of which she became proprietor in 1986. In 1992 it incorporated Heather Jenner's agency. Aged forty-eight she finally delighted her mother by marrying and lives in London with her husband. She is the author of Marriages Are Made in Bond Street.
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Marriages Are Made in Bond Street True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau In the summer of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined young women, 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. "
"Penrose Halson found herself proprietor of the bureau many years later. She has now written an absorbing and heartwarming account of the early days of the bureau, drawn from the extensive archives she discovered. A television series based on the book is in development.
Cheltenham promoting my book - and supported by Parag whose Asian bureau makes marriages in Ealing https://t.co/8tPagSZiFr
by @PenroseHalson - 9 days ago
From Henley - Bill giving help - to Cheltenham promoting "Marriages are made in Bond Street" . Dorchester next stop https://t.co/i1Ug165mPl
Henley literary festival (2.30, Sept 27th) Talking re Marriagesaremadeinbondstreet. - See Heather making marriages https://t.co/0uReCjLtQA
by @PenroseHalson - one month ago
Back from Mauritian marriage of stepson - bringing up the rear as Matron of honour! Now off to literary festivals. https://t.co/LamB98n7QE
Third launch, party at Fabergé + Sarah Fabergé amongst others. Fabulous party.Tempting, madly expensive jewellery! https://t.co/68hwHcagR7
by @PenroseHalson - 2 months ago
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