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.
The makers of Call The Midwife need look no further for their next television project. Daily Mail I thought this was going to be a frivolous romp through the frolicks of wartime matchmaking and, indeed, it is a book full of charm and hilarity, written in a no-nonsense style by an accomplished writer and storyteller, but it adds up to far more than that. Country Life Glimpse into the matchmaking world of 1940s London with this delightful book. New Day An absorbing story ... the book crackles with insights into the mores of those times. Mail on Sunday A fascinating account The Lady