In the Spring of 1939 two determined young women, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, set up a marriage bureau in a tiny office in Bond Street. Penrose Halson found herself the proprietor of the bureau years later and drawing on its archives has produced an absorbing account of the bureau's founders and of life and love in the 1940s.
'I match people up with all the ardour of a philatelist with his stamps.' Heather Jenner
Chatting to Penrose will be historian Anne de Courcy, whose bestselling book The Fishing Fleet paints a rich portrait of the intrepid young women who went husband-hunting in the Raj.