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.
How much does what we look for in a partner change from one generation to the next? The requirements laid out by clients of one of Britain's most successful match-making businesses between 1939 and 1949 offer a fascinating glimpse of life and love during and after the war.
It’s easy to see the modern search for ‘The One’ as drastically different from courting as our parents and grandparents experienced it, but has what men and women are searching for really changed? We took a look at the bizarre, heart-breaking and hilarious requirements of t...
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