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PARKER, SIR GILBERT, BART. (1862-       ), English novelist and politician (see 20.827), was created a baronet in 1915 and a privy councillor in 1916. During the first two and a half years of the World War he was engaged on the work of publicity in British interests in the United States, and he published The World in the Crucible (1915) and The World for Sale (1916). Amongst his later works of fiction are The Judgment House (1913); The Money Master (1915); Wild Youth and Another (1919) and No Defence (1920). He retired from Parliament in 1918 and did not seek reëlection.