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.