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The Daily Sherlock Holmes - A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective (Paperback): Arthur... The Daily Sherlock Holmes - A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective (Paperback)
Arthur Conan Doyle; Edited by Levi Stahl, Stacey Shintani; Foreword by Michael Sims 1
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes," said Stamford, introducing us. "How are you?" he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." "How on earth did you know that?" I asked in astonishment. "Never mind," said he, chuckling to himself. At that first sight of Watson, Sherlock Holmes made brilliant deductions. But even he couldn't know that their meeting was inaugurating a friendship that would make himself and the good Doctor cultural icons, as popular as ever more than a century after their 1887 debut. Through four novels and fifty-six stories, Arthur Conan Doyle led the pair through dramatic adventures that continue to thrill readers today, offering an unmatched combination of skillful plotting, period detail, humor, and distinctive characters. For a Holmes fan, there are few pleasures comparable to returning to his richly imagined world--the gaslit streets of Victorian London, the companionable clutter of 221B Baker Street, the reliable fuddlement (and nerves of steel) of Watson, the perverse genius of Holmes himself. It's all there in The Daily Sherlock Holmes, the perfect bedside companion for fans of the world's only consulting detective. Within these pages readers will find a quotation for every day of the year, drawn from across the Conan Doyle canon. Beloved characters and familiar lines recall favorite stories and scenes, while other passages remind us that Conan Doyle had a way with description and a ready wit. Moriarty and Mycroft, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson; the Hound, the Red-Headed League, the Speckled Band, and the dread Reichenbach Falls--it's all here, anchored, of course, in that unforgettable duo of Holmes and Watson. No book published this year will bring a Holmes fan more pleasure. Come, readers. The game is afoot.

The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel (Paperback): Don Marquis The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel (Paperback)
Don Marquis; Introduction by Michael Sims
R343 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R50 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days


Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain. These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars. The antics of these two immortal characters are now made available for the first time in their original order of publication in this unique, comprehensive collection, which features many poems never before reprinted.First time in Penguin ClassicsArchy and Mehitabel is considered the inspiration for E.B. White's Charlotte's WebFeatures many new poems never reprinted since they were first published early in the twentieth centuryIntroduction places Marquis in the context of American humor and the history of satire

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Paperback): Maurice Leblanc Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Paperback)
Maurice Leblanc; Introduction by Michael Sims; Notes by Michael Sims
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue?a French Thomas Crown

Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Ars?ne Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Ars?ne's mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as "Ocean's Eleven" and "The Sting." Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories?the best of the Lupin series?are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate.

Knight of Penn Quarter (Paperback): Terri Ann Johnson, Michele Sims Knight of Penn Quarter (Paperback)
Terri Ann Johnson, Michele Sims
R311 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Working With Agencies - An Insider's Guide (Hardcover): Michael Sims Working With Agencies - An Insider's Guide (Hardcover)
Michael Sims
R1,081 Discovery Miles 10 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The client/agency relationship is an area fraught with potential problems. Competition in the field has now augmented the necessity to understand the working relationship far more thoroughly to help the client to get better value from the agency. The demand has moved from the need for client satisfaction to the need for excellence when it comes to agency performance. Only by having a good relationship can a client get the best advertising (and the same applies to both sides of the equation). A good relationship rests on a raft of elements, all of which are covered in this book.

A Moore Affair (Paperback, Print ed.): Michele Sims A Moore Affair (Paperback, Print ed.)
Michele Sims
R261 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bloods and Crips - The American Menace: A memoir by the most infamous blood in the California State Penitentiaries (Paperback):... Bloods and Crips - The American Menace: A memoir by the most infamous blood in the California State Penitentiaries (Paperback)
Michael Sims
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Phantom Coach - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories (Hardcover): Michael Sims The Phantom Coach - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories (Hardcover)
Michael Sims 1
R311 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R46 (15%) In stock

From the editor of "The Dead Witness" and "Dracula's Guest," Michael Sims, expert on all things Victorian, presents a collection of stories about humanity's oldest supernatural obsession: ghosts." The Phantom Coach," gathers memorable ghost tales from the Victorian era by a surprising, often-legendary cast, from Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton to Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and Arthur Conan Doyle. With a skillful introduction to the genre and notes on each story, "The Phantom Coach" is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills.

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau - A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond (Paperback): Michael Sims The Adventures of Henry Thoreau - A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond (Paperback)
Michael Sims
R295 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Henry David Thoreau is an American intellectual icon; what made him so was the decade between his graduation from Harvard and the years he spent in a cabin he built himself on Ralph Waldo Emerson's land at Walden Pond--the formative decade that turned him into one of America's most influential writers. In a detailed and textured narrative, Sims brings Thoreau to life--striding across the page like a radical folksinger rather than the curmudgeonly recluse who occupies our mental image of Walden Pond. In this youthful period, he wrote his first book and refined the journal entries that formed the core of his later work, Walden; joined the anti-slavery campaign and studied Native American culture; spent the night in jail that led to his celebrated essay Civil Disobedience, which would inspire the likes of Gandhi and Martin Luther King; developed a scientific/poetic response to nature; and aligned himself with the Transcendentalism , which questioned assumptions about God, citizenship, and the Industrial Revolution. Sims relates intimate moments in Thoreau's daily life--teaching Nathaniel Hawthorne to row a boat; tutoring Emerson's nephew on Staten Island--and the deep influence of his parents and his beloved older brother, John, whose tragic early death haunted him. Chronicling Thoreau's youthful transformation, Sims shows how his intellectual development would resonate for the rest of his life, and throughout American literature and history.

Frankenstein Dreams - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Science Fiction (Paperback): Michael Sims Frankenstein Dreams - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Science Fiction (Paperback)
Michael Sims 1
R396 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From Mary Shelley to H.G. Wells, a collection of the best Victorian science fiction from Michael Sims, the editor of Dracula's Guest.

Long before 1984, Star Wars, or The Hunger Games, Victorian authors imagined a future where new science and technologies reshaped the world and universe they knew. The great themes of modern science fiction showed up surprisingly early: space and time travel, dystopian societies, even dangerously independent machines, all inspiring the speculative fiction of the Victorian era.

In Frankenstein Dreams, Michael Sims has gathered many of the very finest stories, some by classic writers such as Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, and H.G. Wells, but many that will surprise general readers. Dark visions of the human psyche emerge in Thomas Wentworth Higginson's "The Monarch of Dreams," while Mary E. Wilkins Freeman provides a glimpse of “the fifth dimension” in her provocative tale "The Hall Bedroom.'

With contributions by Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Fuller, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, each introduced by Michael Sims, whose elegant introduction provides valuable literary and historical context, Frankenstein Dreams is a treasure trove of stories known and rediscovered.

Playing with Fire (Paperback): Michele Sims Playing with Fire (Paperback)
Michele Sims
R336 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R44 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Fire God Tour (Paperback): Michele Sims The Fire God Tour (Paperback)
Michele Sims
R370 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R42 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seed on Fire (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.): Michele Sims Seed on Fire (Paperback, 2nd Revised ed.)
Michele Sims
R304 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R37 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fungus Witch (Paperback): Michael Sims Fungus Witch (Paperback)
Michael Sims
R201 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R32 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Act II. Playing with Fire (Paperback): Michele Sims Act II. Playing with Fire (Paperback)
Michele Sims
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Act I - Seed On Fire (Paperback): Michele Sims Act I - Seed On Fire (Paperback)
Michele Sims
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dracula's Guest - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (Paperback): Michael Sims Dracula's Guest - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (Paperback)
Michael Sims 1
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Out of stock

Even in the twenty-first century, the undead walk among us... Before Twilight and True Blood, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker's legendary 1897 novel, Dracula. Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories of the Victorian era in a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Aleksei Tolstoy's tale of a vampire family to Fitz James O'Brien's invisible monster to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's rich and sinister widow, Good Lady Ducayne. Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and finishes the collection with Stoker's own Dracula's Guest - a chapter omitted from his landmark novel. Vampires captivated Victorian society, and these wonderful stories demonstrate how Romantic and Victorian writers refined the raw ore of peasant superstition into a whole vampire mythology of aristocratic decadence and innocence betrayed.

Agency Account Handling - Avoiding Blood, Sweat and Tears (Hardcover, New): Michael Sims Agency Account Handling - Avoiding Blood, Sweat and Tears (Hardcover, New)
Michael Sims
R1,100 R861 Discovery Miles 8 610 Save R239 (22%) Out of stock

"Agency Account Handling" strives to distinguish between good account handling and great account handling.

This book will help you understand the wider picture of client servicing, give you satisfied customers and allow you to go home at night with a smile on your face. In reality it may not avoid all the 'blood, sweat and tears' but it will certainly reduce them to a manageable level.

Good account handlers know instinctively most of the principles associated with effective client servicing. What results in great account handling is the difference an individual makes, all those little agency touches that add up to a competitive advantage and, essentially, the decision by an individual to concentrate on the right mix of priorities which will produce the most effective results.

It should inspire people to strive for satisfied clients, fulfilled professional lives and strong client service departments.

"This book is a beacon for account handlers, giving insight, confidence and experience, whether you read it cover to cover or dip into relevant sections.
It shines a light on the path to success for burgeoning careers and wily old dogs alike."
--Steve Aldridge, Creative Partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge

"Indispensable! A soup-to-nuts analysis of all aspects of account management. A must for any ambitious account handler, from any discipline, who wants to further their career."
--Suki Thompson, Managing Director, The Haystack Group

"There is much to recommend Mike's book. First, it fills a gap in the market. I haven't come across anything on great account handling practice, previously. Second, it has terrific depth and breadth. But what makes Mike's bookreally special is that it is a book to learn from. Having worked with Mike a lot over the last five years I know that he knows his stuff. What I hadn't realised is that he has a rare gift for imparting his stuff in the infectious way that is a pleasure to learn from."
--Malcolm White, Executive Planning Director, Euro RSCG London

The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime - Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes... The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime - Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
Michael Sims; Introduction by Michael Sims 1
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Out of stock

Read Michael Sims's posts on the Penguin Blog
An exclusive collection-the first- ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era
collected here for the first time: the best crime fiction from the gaslight era. All the legendary thieves are present-Arsene Lupin and A. J. Raffles, Colonel Clay and Simon Carne, Romney Pringle, Get Rich Quick Wallingford, and the Infallible Godahl- burgling London and Paris, conning New York and Ostend, laughing all the way to the bank. Also featured are stories by distinguished writers from outside the mystery and detective genres, including Sinclair Lewis, Arnold Bennett, H. G. Wells, and William Hope Hodgson.

The Story of Charlotte's Web Lib/E - E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic... The Story of Charlotte's Web Lib/E - E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Michael Sims; Read by Nick Sullivan
R1,171 R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Save R112 (10%) Out of stock
Adam's Navel - A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form (Paperback): Michael Sims Adam's Navel - A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form (Paperback)
Michael Sims
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Out of stock

In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative in which he analyzes the visible parts of the body. In this fascinating brew of science and storytelling, readers encounter not only accessible explanations of the mechanics of their anatomy, but also the layers of mythology, religious lore, history, Darwinian theory, and popular culture that have helped to shape our understanding of any given body part. A titillating and unique book, Adam's Navel is learned and entertaining, a marvelous lens through which to study the form we all inhabit--but may not really understand.

The Phantom Coach - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories (Paperback): Michael Sims The Phantom Coach - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories (Paperback)
Michael Sims
R292 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R48 (16%) Out of stock

From the editor of "The Dead Witness" and "Dracula's Guest," Michael Sims, expert on all things Victorian, presents a collection of stories about humanity's oldest supernatural obsession: ghosts." The Phantom Coach," gathers memorable ghost tales from the Victorian era by a surprising, often-legendary cast, from Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton to Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and Arthur Conan Doyle. With a skillful introduction to the genre and notes on each story, "The Phantom Coach" is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills.

Arthur & Sherlock - Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes (Paperback): Michael Sims Arthur & Sherlock - Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes (Paperback)
Michael Sims 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

'Fascinating . A stimulating contribution to our never-ending fascination with Holmes himself, and, even more perhaps, his genial creator' Sunday Times

A medical student at the University of Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle studied under the vigilant eye of Dr Joseph Bell. He observed as Dr Bell identified a patient's occupation, hometown and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was cultivating essential knowledge that would help him to define the art of the detective novel.

From Doyle's early days surrounded by poverty and violence, through to his first days as a surgeon, Michael Sims traces the circuitous yet inevitable development of Arthur Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery. The incomparable Sherlock Holmes emerges as a product of Doyle's varied lessons in the classroom and professional life.

The Dead Witness - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories (Paperback): Michael Sims The Dead Witness - A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories (Paperback)
Michael Sims 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

The greatest ever anthology of Victorian detective stories, The Dead Witness gathers the finest police and private detective adventure stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including a wide range of overlooked gems. 'The Dead Witness', the 1866 title story by Australian writer Mary Fortune, is the first known detective story by a woman, a suspenseful clue-strewn manhunt in the Outback. This forgotten treasure sets the tone for the whole anthology as surprises appear from every direction, including more female detectives and authors than you can find in any other anthology of its kind. Pioneer women writers such as Anna Katharine Green, Mary E. Wilkins and C. L. Pirkis take you from rural America to bustling London, introducing you to female detectives from Loveday Brooke to Dorcas Dene and Madelyn Mack. In other stories, you will meet November Joe, the Canadian half-Native backwoods detective who stars in 'The Crime at Big Tree Portage' and demonstrates that Sherlockian attention to detail works as well in the woods as in the city. Holmes himself is here, too, of course - not in another reprint though - but in the first two chapters of A Study in Scarlet, the first Holmes case, in which the great man meets and dazzles Watson. Authors range from luminaries such as Charles Dickens to the forgotten author who helped inspire Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the first real detective story. Bret Harte is here as is E. W. Hornung, creator of master thief Raffles. Naturally Wilkie Collins couldn't be left behind. Michael Sims's new collection reveals the fascinating and entertaining youth of what would mature into the most popular genre of the twentieth century.

The Adventures of Henry Thoreau - A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond (Hardcover): Michael Sims The Adventures of Henry Thoreau - A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond (Hardcover)
Michael Sims
R593 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R32 (5%) Out of stock

Henry David Thoreau has long been an intellectual icon and folk hero. In this strikingly original profile, Michael Sims reveals how the bookish, quirky young man who kept quitting jobs evolved into the patron saint of environmentalism and nonviolent activism.Working from nineteenth-century letters and diaries by Thoreau's family, friends, and students, Sims charts Henry's course from his time at Harvard through the years he spent living in a cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.Sims uncovers a previously hidden Thoreau--the rowdy boy reminiscent of Tom Sawyer, the sarcastic college iconoclast, the devoted son who kept imitating his beloved older brother's choices in life. Thoreau was deeply influenced by his parents--his father owned a pencil factory in Concord, his mother was an abolitionist and social activist--and by Ralph Waldo Emerson, his frequent mentor. Sims relates intimate, telling moments in Thoreau's daily life--in Emerson's library; teaching his neighbor and friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne, to row a boat; exploring the natural world and Native American culture; tutoring Emerson's nephew on Staten Island and walking the streets of New York in the hope of launching a writing career.Returned from New York, Thoreau approached Emerson to ask if he could build a cabin on his mentor's land on the shores of Walden Pond, anticipating the isolation would galvanize his thoughts and actions. That it did. While at the cabin, he wrote his first book, "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," and refined the journal entries that formed the core of "Walden." Resisting what he felt were unfair taxes, he spent the night in jail that led to his celebrated essay "Civil Disobedience," which would inspire the likes of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Chronicling Thoreau's youthful transformation, Sims reveals how this decade would resonate over the rest of his life, and thereafter throughout American literature and history.

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