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.
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...
Ysende Maxtone Graham: 'one of those word-of-mouth books everyone gives everyone else for birthdays and Christmas' https://t.co/IRBcbe18bm
by @PenroseHalson - 4 days ago
Interviewers also had views - often acerbic:"Gentish, rather big red nose, beard - but sweet!"
Christmas is coming! https://t.co/JaOZDKT1NB
by @PenroseHalson - 22 days ago
Women wanted: "Nobody who wants me to help him in his business! "I don't mind how ugly!"
An unusual Xmas present! https://t.co/VtzmderTgi
by @PenroseHalson - 23 days ago
Men wanted: "No clinging vines!" " Not a large nose, nor flat chest or too talkative!" - An excellent Xmas present https://t.co/ckHw9B0hbH
Richmond: laughter over client requirements: Miss X- Broad-minded. Should drink , smoke and be capable of swearing. https://t.co/rtJfExGc7K
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