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the marriage bureau: the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime london

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  • The Marriage Bureau

    The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London

    A riveting glimpse of life and love during and after World War II—a heart-warming, touching, and thoroughly absorbing true story of a world gone by.In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, 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 ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Marriage Bureau

    The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London

    Narrated by Jane Copland ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    A riveting glimpse of life and love during and after World War II—a heart-warming, touching, and thoroughly absorbing true story of a world gone by.In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, 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 ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • A Barrow in the Broadway

    An orphan finds freedom and love in wartime London

    by Pamela Evans ...
    Orphaned by the war, a young woman struggles with an impossible love...A Barrow in the Broadway by Pam Evans brings wartime London to life, in this heart-breaking saga of love, family and finding your own two feet. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp**.**'There's a special kind of warmth that shines through the characters in Evans' novels' - Lancashire Evening PostFrom playing in the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Blitz Hospital

    True Stories of Nursing in Wartime London

    by Penny Starns ...
    When the Blitz hit London, everything changed. Once, the Home Front was relatively safe – now it wasn’t. Suddenly, London was its own front line.Blitz Hospital follows the fortunes of two major London hospitals as they struggled to cope with mounting wartime casualties: St Thomas’ and The London. The diaries, letters and reports of medical and nursing staff highlight the many human stories of ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Marriage Bureau

    The true story that revolutionised dating

    by Mary Oliver ...
    At a time when internet dating is booming across all ages and classes and women are setting the agenda as never before, some things have not changed: You can’t always leave love to chance. And whether the search begins with an app in the 21st century or a visit to two young but savvy matchmakers in the 1940s, the desire for lifelong happiness with a perfectly suited partner remains the same.This ... Read more

    $7.69 USD

  • The Lost Girls

    Love and Literature in Wartime London

    by D. J. Taylor ...
    The Booker Prize–nominated author of Derby Day delivers a sumptuous cultural history as seen through the lives of four enigmatic women.Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton, and Janetta Parlade cut a swath through English literary and artistic life at the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Lost Girls

    Love and Literature in Wartime London

    by D. J. Taylor ...
    Narrated by Clare Corbett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 36 min

    Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton, and Janetta Parlade cut a swath through English literary and artistic life at the height of World War II. Three of them had affairs with Lucian Freud. One of them married George Orwell. Another became the mistress of ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • They Fought Alone

    The True Story of SOE's Agents in Wartime France

    Set Europe ablaze.' The order came from Churchill himself. The result was the Special Operations Executive - the SOE. Established in 1941 with the aim of supplying Occupied France with a steady stram of highly trained resistance agents, this clandestine Second World War network grew to become a cricual part of the Allied arsenal. Ingeniously engineering acts of sabotage, resistance and terror in ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Life of a Teenager in Wartime London

    Life in wartime London evokes images of the Blitz, of air-raid shelters and rationing, of billeted soldiers and evacuated children. These are familiar, collective memories of what life was like in wartime London, yet there remains an often neglected area of our social history: what was life like for teenagers and young people living in London during the Second World War?While children were ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Whistling in the Dark

    Memory and Culture in Wartime London

    Few historical images are more powerful than those of wartime London. Having survived a constant barrage of German bombs, the city is remembered as an island of courage and defiance. These wartime images are still in use today to support a wide variety of political viewpoints. But how well do such descriptions match the memories of those who survived the blitz?Jean Freedman interviewed more than ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

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  • No Cake, No Jam

    Hardship and happiness in wartime London

    by Marian Hughes ...
    No Cake, No Jam is the heart-warming true story of a little girl’s London childhood during the Blitz, and of how she rose above adversity through sheer guts and strength of character.Marian Hughes was born in the same year as her father committed suicide. She spent most of her early childhood with her elder sisters and brother in Spurgeon’s Orphanage in South London. There she learned to love ... Read more

    $11.19 USD