PENROSE HALSON has been a teacher, an editor and a writer. She was first a client and later, beginning in 1986, the proprietor of the Katharine Allen Marriage & Advice Bureau, with which Heather Jenner's agency had by then merged. She is the author of Happily Ever After: How to Meet Your Match. Penrose is married and lives in London.
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