Marshall Cavendish
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Parent companyTimes Publishing Group
Founded1968; 55 years ago (1968)
FounderNorman Marshall and Patrick Cavendish
Country of originSingapore
Headquarters locationSingapore

Marshall Cavendish is a subsidiary company of Times Publishing Group, the printing and publishing subsidiary of Singapore-based conglomerate Fraser and Neave (which in turn currently owned by ThaiBev, the beverage company in Thailand), and at present is a publisher of books, business directories and magazines. Marshall Cavendish was established in the United Kingdom in 1968 by Norman Marshall (1921-1975)[1] and Patrick Cavendish (1939-2000).[2] Times Publishing Group acquired it in 1980.

In 2011, Amazon Publishing acquired over 450 titles of Marshall Cavendish's US Children's trade books business, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books (MCCB).[3] In 2013, Roger Rosen of Rosen Publishing acquired the Marshall Cavendish's US Children's library books business.[4]


Magazines, partworks


Colour Library Books

The now defunct[7] publisher, Colour Library Books Limited of Surrey, produced at least one title the material of which was listed as copyright of Marshall Cavendish.[8] In The Vicar of Dibley penultimate episode, Geraldine Granger has a copy of the 'Colour Library Book - Nice & Easy Cookbook' (1988) next to her chocolate filled Bible.


  1. ^ "Norman Marshall". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Patrick Cavendish". Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish US Children's Books Titles". Business Wire. 6 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Cavendish Square Buys Library Titles from Marshall Cavendish". Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  5. ^ Great Artists, Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ Partworks, Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ "COLOUR LIBRARY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  8. ^ ISBN 0862835534 'Home Handyman' (Colour Library Books, 1988)