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Barrie & Jenkins was a small British publishing house that was formed in 1964 from the merger of the companies Herbert Jenkins (founded by English writer Herbert George Jenkins) and Barrie & Rockliff (whose managing director was Leopold Ullstein and whose editorial staff included John Bunting and John Pattison).[1][2] One of their most notable authors was P. G. Wodehouse, whose titles came from the Herbert Jenkins portfolio of writers.[3] The Barrie Group eventually comprised Barrie & Rockliff, the Cresset Press, Herbert Jenkins and Hammond & Hammond.[4]

Barrie & Jenkins
Parent companyRandom House
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesBooks

The company had a short commercial history and was taken over by Hutchinson, who were themselves taken over by Century and then by Random House (now owned by Bertelsmann).

Barrie & Jenkins continues to exist as a specialist imprint mainly for hardback editions within the Random House stable.


  1. ^ Christopher Hurst, The View from King Street: An Essay in Autobiography, London: Thalia Press, 1997, p. 248.
  2. ^ Jeremy Fisher, "Australia's First Gay Novel", GNN, 12 November 2013.
  3. ^ Leventhal, Lionel. "Tail Piece: A Profession for Gentlemen". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  4. ^ Ion Trewin, Obituary: James Barrie, The Guardian, 24 July 2000.

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