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Book 44 of 2020 - The Marriage Bureau

Author: Penrose Halson

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Publisher: William Morrow

Format: Kindle book

Started: May 16, 2020

Finished: May 19, 2020

Full Title: The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London

The true story of a marriage bureau, the first of its kind, in London around World War II. An idea that many saw as an impossibility, two young women knew they could make work. Heather Jennifer and Mary Oliver succeeded when no one thought they could. The book begins just prior to the decision to open the Bureau and ends on its 10th anniversary. The Bureau helped 3,000 couples meet and find love.

The book was a quick read that detailed stories of the owners and those who they interviewed. They go through their application process and tell horror stories of some of their worst clients. They also detail heartbreaking stories of some of their poorer customers who were looking for someone to grow old with. It wasn't exactly the book I thought it would be but it was still a fairly decent read.

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