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ARTHUR BARKER LIMITED
Arthur Barker Limited was founded in London by Arthur Barker in 1932, and published a range of general titles, with an emphasis on fiction. During the Second World War, Arthur Barker, as a private in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was capture by Japanese armed forces after the fall of Singapore ( 1942 ). As a prisoner of war ( P.O.W. ), he was brought to Changi ( Singapore ), then Nong Pladuc ( Thailand ) and eventually ended up at Kaorin ( Thailand ). Publishing was obviously suspended between 1939 and 1946. Despite the well - known hideous and terrible living conditions prevailing in the Japanese P.O.W. camps, Arthur Barker did survive. The firm was purchased by the printing company Morrison and Gibb in 1946, and in 1959, sold to George Weidenfeld, where it became an imprint of Weidenfeld and Nicolson. The imprint ceased in 1991. ( sources : www.austlit.edu.au, www.britain-at-war.org.uk, wartimememoriesproject.com ).