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Mandela - His Essential Life (Paperback): Peter Hain Mandela - His Essential Life (Paperback)
Peter Hain 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen.

Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Hain takes an in-depth look at Mandela's rise through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC) and subsequent 27 years imprisonment on Robben Island, as increasingly vocal protests against the injustices of Apartheid brought his struggle against overwhelming prejudice and oppression to the eyes of the world. This book encompasses Mandela's inauguration as South Africa's first democratically elected president, his "retirement" campaigns for human rights, a solution to AIDS and poverty. It goes on to chronicle his later years and death.

Throughout, the humanity and compassion of this extraordinary world leader shine through. The author concludes with a critical analysis of his and the ANC's achievements, its leadership's subsequent slide into corruption, and whether under new direction South Africa can reclaim the values and legacy of Mandela, and the 'rainbow nation' he created and led to such global acclaim.

The Rhino Conspiracy (Hardcover): Peter Hain The Rhino Conspiracy (Hardcover)
Peter Hain 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R340 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R71 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In the last decade over 6,000 rhinos have been killed in South Africa. Relentless poaching for their horns has led to a catastrophic fall in black rhino numbers. Meanwhile, a corrupt South African government turns a blind eye to the international trade in rhino horn.

This is the background to Peter Hain's brilliantly pacey and timely thriller. Battling to defend the dwindling rhino population, a veteran freedom fighter is forced to break his lifetime loyalty to the ANC as he confronts corruption at the very highest level. Hell-bent on catching the poachers and exposing their trade, the veteran and his young 'born free' colleague hatch a plan to install a GPS tracking device inside a replica horn in an attempt to locate its destination. The stakes are high.

Can the country's ancient rhino herd be saved from extinction by state-sponsored poaching? Has Mandela's 'rainbow nation' been irretrievably betrayed by political corruption and cronyism?

Pitch Battles - Sport, Racism And Resistance (Paperback): Peter Hain, Andre Odendaal Pitch Battles - Sport, Racism And Resistance (Paperback)
Peter Hain, Andre Odendaal
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

“There will be a black Springbok over my dead body.” — Dr Danie Craven, President of the South African Rugby Board, 1969

Just a year after the controversial D’Oliveira affair, the organised disruption of the all-white 1969/70 South African rugby and cricket tours to Britain represented a significant challenge to apartheid politics. Led by future cabinet minister Peter Hain, the ‘Stop the Seventy Tour’ campaign brought about the cancellation of both tours, presaging white South Africa’s expulsion from the Olympics and the end of apartheid sport altogether.

With his brand of attention-grabbing, direct action sports protest, the 19-year-old Hain emerged as a hero to some and enemy to others. Now, reflecting on these experiences with fifty years of hindsight, Lord Hain, together with South Africa’s foremost sports historian and fellow anti-apartheid activist André Odendaal, shows how decades of relentless international and domestic campaigning for equality led to a Springbok team captained by black athlete Siya Kolisi winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Interspersing a wide range of examples with personal testimony, Pitch Battles explores the themes of sport, globalisation and resistance from the deep past to the present day. Published in the same year as the Stop The Tour documentary from acclaimed director Louis Myles, this compelling story of sacrifice, struggle and triumph reveals how sport should never be divorced from politics or society’s values.

The Millionaire Mystery (Hardcover, Edition): Fergus Hume The Millionaire Mystery (Hardcover, Edition)
Fergus Hume; Introduction by Peter Haining
R255 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R59 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fergus Hume was renowned as the bestselling mystery writer of Victorian times after his first book, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, broke all records. In 1901 he returned to form with this ingenious tale, selected to represent Hume's prolific output by Collins' Detective Club panel in 1930. Cicero Gramp was, according to himself, a 'professor of elocution and eloquence' - to anyone else he was no more than an engaging and extremely craft vagabond. Hence it was that he found himself awakened from his sleep in the corner of the churchyard, the cheapest available lodging, by men's voices at an hour past midnight. Two dark figures silhouetted for an instant against the white mausoleum where lay the body of the millionaire Richard Marlow. Then the turning of a key in the iron door of the vault. Silence. Two figures moving back into the night carrying a sinister burden - what Gramp guessed was the body of Marlow. But when a search was made in the vault, Marlow's coffin was found shut, and not empty: only the body in it was not Marlow's but that of another man - murdered! And that is only the first puzzle in The Millionaire Mystery . . .

Ad and Wal - A Story of Values, Duty, Sacrifice (Hardcover): Peter Hain Ad and Wal - A Story of Values, Duty, Sacrifice (Hardcover)
Peter Hain 1
R493 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R119 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What would you do if you lived under the ugliest of regimes, a byword for repression and injustice? What would you do if you knew that you could stay safe only if you stayed quiet? Most of us like to think we'd stand up to fight against evil, and yet the vast majority of white South Africans either stood by and said nothing or actively participated in the oppression and carnage during apartheid. Ad & Wal is the story of two modest people who became notorious, two survivors who did what they thought was right, two parents who rebelled against the apartheid regime knowing they were putting themselves and their family in grave danger. Ad & Wal is the story of an ordinary couple who did extraordinary things despite the odds. How did they come to their decision? What exactly did they do? What can we learn from them? Peter Hain, MP and former Cabinet minister, tells the story of his parents - campaigners, fighters, exiles - in this searing and inspiring account.

Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Annie Mills, Peter Haines Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Annie Mills, Peter Haines
R1,395 Discovery Miles 13 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fully updated edition of the definitive guide to financial regulation In recent years, not only has the compliance field become firmly established, but it has seen staggering growth, thanks to never-ending changes in the regulatory environment. As regulation increases still further, the demand for clear guidance on navigating daily compliance issues is greater than ever. Now in its second edition, the highly successful Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance has been updated with the latest compliance strategies and regulatory information, making it indispensable for compliance officers, legal firms, and anyone else working with the financial services compliance function. Non-compliance represents a significant material risk for any financial services firm that fails to understand and appropriately apply regulatory standards. This Second Edition of Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance makes it easy to digest complex information on the regulatory framework. But this book is far from solely theoretical. A balanced approach means that both the concepts and their application are within reach. Annie Mills and Peter Haines deliver solid advice that can be applied on a day-to-day basis to manage any compliance issues that may arise. Read this book to: * Understand the conceptual basis of compliance and the current regulatory environment applicable to the financial services industry * Quickly and thoroughly learn the accepted best practices for everyday compliance * Get up to date information on the current financial regulatory environment with this new edition * Reference detailed advice as issues arise in day-to-day operations This update to the popular first edition of Essential Strategies for Financial Services Compliance will help eliminate non-compliance risk and ensure that your firm is entirely current on its ability to navigate the maze of financial services regulation.

Outside In (Paperback): Peter Hain Outside In (Paperback)
Peter Hain
R341 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R79 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Peter Hain has lived an extraordinary life. Formerly an 'outsider' he became an 'insider', one of the last Labour government's most effective ministers. He held an array of glittering posts in the British political establishment, from key roles in the Foreign Office and the Department of Trade and Industry, to the leadership of the Commons and the brokering of the 2007 devolution settlement in Northern Ireland. But his journey to become a British Cabinet Minister started on a different continent. Growing up in Pretoria, South Africa, life changed irrevocably when a close family friend was hanged by the apartheid government. Before that, the security police had taken his activist parents away in the middle of the night. The political values he holds today spring from the injustices he witnessed growing up and which drew him into politics in the first place. As the eldest child, Hain was left to look after his younger brother and two small sisters. Thus began his career as a militant antiapartheid protester. Far from the bloated memoirs of a former government insider, this is the story of a courageous, campaigning life that is intrinsically bound up with the destiny of South Africa.

Mandela - His Essential Life (Hardcover): Peter Hain Mandela - His Essential Life (Hardcover)
Peter Hain
R488 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R91 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Hain takes an in-depth look at Mandela's rise through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC) and subsequent 27 years imprisonment on Robben Island, as increasingly vocal protests against the injustices of Apartheid brought his struggle against overwhelming prejudice and oppression to the eyes of the world. This book encompasses Mandela's inauguration as South Africa's first democratically elected president, his "retirement" campaigns for human rights, a solution to AIDS and poverty. It goes on to chronicle his later years and death. Throughout, the humanity and compassion of this extraordinary world leader shine through. The author concludes with a critical analysis of his and the ANC's achievements, its leadership's subsequent slide into corruption, and whether under new direction South Africa can reclaim the values and legacy of Mandela, and the 'rainbow nation' he created and led to such global acclaim.

Back to the Future of Socialism (Paperback): Peter Hain Back to the Future of Socialism (Paperback)
Peter Hain 1
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What's gone wrong with capitalism and how should governments respond? What does the future hold for the Left in the UK in the face of the austerity straitjacket around our politics and media? Anthony Crosland's The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left until the global banking crisis. Now Peter Hain presents an evidence-based case for a radical alternative to the neo-liberal economic agenda. A substantial new Afterword outlines what the Labour Party needs to do following the 2015 UK General Election to win again by returning to its core values of decency, social justice, equality and prosperity for all. A rousing alternative to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our era, Hain's book is now even more essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the left.

Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Simon Gaisford, Vicky Kett, Peter Haines Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Simon Gaisford, Vicky Kett, Peter Haines
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The use of thermal and calorimetric methods has shown rapid growth over the past few decades, in an increasingly wide range of applications. The original text was published in 2001; since then there have been significant advances in various analytical techniques and their applications. This second edition supplies an up to date, concise and readable account of the principles, experimental apparatus and practical procedures used in thermal analysis and calorimetric methods of analysis. Written by experts in their field, brief accounts of the basic theory are reinforced with detailed technical advances and contemporary developments. Where appropriate, applications are used to highlight particular operating principles or methods of interpretation. As an important source of information for many levels of readership in a variety of areas, this book will be an aid for students and lecturers through to industrial and laboratory staff and consultants.

Back to the Future of Socialism (Hardcover): Peter Hain Back to the Future of Socialism (Hardcover)
Peter Hain 1
R563 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R32 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What's gone wrong with capitalism and how should governments respond? What does the future hold for the Left in the UK in the face of the austerity straitjacket around our politics and media? Anthony Crosland's The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left until the global banking crisis. Now Peter Hain presents an evidence-based case for a radical alternative to the neo-liberal economic agenda. A substantial new Afterword outlines what the Labour Party needs to do following the 2015 UK General Election to win again by returning to its core values of decency, social justice, equality and prosperity for all. A rousing alternative to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our era, Hain's book is now even more essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the left.

Lassie - The Extraordinary Story of Eric Knight and 'The World's Favourite Dog' (Hardcover): Peter Haining Lassie - The Extraordinary Story of Eric Knight and 'The World's Favourite Dog' (Hardcover)
Peter Haining 2
R309 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1938, Eric Knight wrote a magazine story about an impoverished Yorkshire family who are forced to sell their beloved collie dog to a Scottish breeder. Against all the odds, the dog manages to find her way home. Described by its author as a job of 'bread and butter workmanship', "Lassie Come Home" went on to inspire films, radio, and television shows, and a staggering array of merchandising which have established her as 'the world's favourite dog'. Although Lassie is an American icon, her creator was actually born in the Yorkshire Dales, in 1897, where the young Eric Knight became fascinated by the collie dogs used by local sheep farmers. After his family split, he moved to America with his mother in 1912, and began practising as a writer and artist. After serving in the First World War, he married, settled on a farm, and purchased a collie of his own, 'Toots'. Inspired by a return trip to Yorkshire, he drew on his first-hand knowledge of working class hardship and his own love for Toots to create "Lassie Come Home". Although MGM's decision to film the story in 1943 made a star of Elizabeth Taylor, it marked Lassie's rise to superstardom. The collie with the trademark white feet, collar, chest, and blaze between the eyes featured in six more movies before transferring to television in 1954. One dog after another was re-cast in the role of the canine saviour with human-like intelligence, although viewers were not to know that all dogs were males because, for moulting reasons, they look more photogenic on screen. While the fame of Lassie grew with every passing year, Eric Knight did not share in its success. In January 1943, while travelling to Egypt, his plane crashed, killing all on board. As the aircraft was on an intelligence mission, there is speculation that it may have been sabotaged. Knight was posthumously awarded the US Legion of Merit. The shooting for the remake of "Lassie Come Home" begins in Ireland, in 2005. "Lassie" is one of entertainment's most successful franchises with 10 feature films and more than 675 half-hour television episodes. "Lassie", the TV series, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2004. This edition will contain a comprehensive selection of rare film stills, cartoon strips, and book and magazine illustrations. It is a perfect gift book for collectors, dog-lovers, or anyone interested in the Lassie phenomenon.

Pitch Battles - Protest, Prejudice and Play (Hardcover): Peter Hain, Andre Odendaal Pitch Battles - Protest, Prejudice and Play (Hardcover)
Peter Hain, Andre Odendaal
R662 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R104 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"There will be a black Springbok over my dead body." - Dr Danie Craven, President of the South African Rugby Board, 1969 Just a year after the controversial D'Oliveira affair, the organised disruption of the all-white 1969/70 South African rugby and cricket tours to Britain represented a significant challenge to apartheid politics. Led by future cabinet minister Peter Hain, the 'Stop the Seventy Tour' campaign brought about the cancellation of both tours, presaging white South Africa's expulsion from the Olympics and the end of apartheid sport altogether. With his brand of attention-grabbing, direct action sports protest, the 19-year-old Hain emerged as a hero to some and enemy to others. Now, reflecting on these experiences with fifty years of hindsight, Lord Hain, together with South Africa's foremost sports historian and fellow anti-apartheid activist Andre Odendaal, shows how decades of relentless international and domestic campaigning for equality led to a Springbok team captained by black athlete Siya Kolisi winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Interspersing a wide range of examples with personal testimony, Pitch Battles explores the themes of sport, globalisation and resistance from the deep past to the present day. Published in the same year as the Stop The Tour documentary from acclaimed director Louis Myles, this compelling story of sacrifice, struggle and triumph reveals how sport should never be divorced from politics or society's values.

Differential Forms (Hardcover): Victor Guillemin, Peter Haine Differential Forms (Hardcover)
Victor Guillemin, Peter Haine
R1,813 Discovery Miles 18 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Guillemin and HaineaEURO (TM)s goal is to construct a well-documented road map that extends undergraduate understanding of multivariable calculus into the theory of differential forms. Throughout, the authors emphasize connections between differential forms and topology while making connections to single and multivariable calculus via the change of variables formula, vector space duals, physics; classical mechanisms, div, curl, grad, BrouweraEURO (TM)s fixed-point theorem, divergence theorem, and StokesaEURO (TM)s theorem ... The exercises support, apply and justify the developing road map.'CHOICEThere already exist a number of excellent graduate textbooks on the theory of differential forms as well as a handful of very good undergraduate textbooks on multivariable calculus in which this subject is briefly touched upon but not elaborated on enough.The goal of this textbook is to be readable and usable for undergraduates. It is entirely devoted to the subject of differential forms and explores a lot of its important ramifications.In particular, our book provides a detailed and lucid account of a fundamental result in the theory of differential forms which is, as a rule, not touched upon in undergraduate texts: the isomorphism between the Cech cohomology groups of a differential manifold and its de Rham cohomology groups.

The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings (Paperback): Peter Haining The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings (Paperback)
Peter Haining; Edited by Peter Haining
R289 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property. It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death). Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan). Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own - often extraordinary - conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources. Praise for MBO Haunted House Stories: 'A first rate list of contributors ... Hair raising!' Time Out 'All we need say is buy it.' Starlog

Differential Forms (Paperback): Victor Guillemin, Peter Haine Differential Forms (Paperback)
Victor Guillemin, Peter Haine
R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'Guillemin and HaineaEURO (TM)s goal is to construct a well-documented road map that extends undergraduate understanding of multivariable calculus into the theory of differential forms. Throughout, the authors emphasize connections between differential forms and topology while making connections to single and multivariable calculus via the change of variables formula, vector space duals, physics; classical mechanisms, div, curl, grad, BrouweraEURO (TM)s fixed-point theorem, divergence theorem, and StokesaEURO (TM)s theorem ... The exercises support, apply and justify the developing road map.'CHOICEThere already exist a number of excellent graduate textbooks on the theory of differential forms as well as a handful of very good undergraduate textbooks on multivariable calculus in which this subject is briefly touched upon but not elaborated on enough.The goal of this textbook is to be readable and usable for undergraduates. It is entirely devoted to the subject of differential forms and explores a lot of its important ramifications.In particular, our book provides a detailed and lucid account of a fundamental result in the theory of differential forms which is, as a rule, not touched upon in undergraduate texts: the isomorphism between the Cech cohomology groups of a differential manifold and its de Rham cohomology groups.

The Sherlock Holmes Compendium (Paperback): Peter Haining The Sherlock Holmes Compendium (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The phenomenon that is Sherlock Holmes is based on the series of novels and short stories written almost a century ago that have generated a world-wide network of enthusiasts who have spent the intervening years endlessly debating and investigating the life and cases of the most famous of all detectives. The Sherlock Holmes Compendium was originally published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who created this remarkable saga and has now been revised by Peter Haining to include a wealth of unique articles, thought-provoking essays and rare illustrations that will delight old Sherlockians and fascinate new Holmesians. As well as covering the Great Detective's career in the cinema and on TV, the book also includes a number of puzzles and quizzes to test the reader's knowledge of the world of 221b Baker Street.

Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghost Stories (Paperback): Peter Haining Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghost Stories (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Among his many accomplishments, Charles Dickens was also the author who initiated the tradition of writing ghost stories for Christmas. The magic of the seasonal tales he created for the readers of Household Words and All The Year Round has remained undiminished through the years and are now brought together in one volume. Herein lies the opportunity to delve into the grim novella of The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, witness the mysterious events in The Haunted House and experience the chilling drama of The Signal Man. Utilizing fascinating and often little known facts about each story, Peter Haining also argues that it was Dickens who inextricably linked Christmas with the supernatural-together with perpetrating the idea of a "White Christmas." Illustrated with line drawings that appeared when the stories were originally published, this collection is a must for ghost story lovers and Dickens fans alike.

Topsy Turvy Tales - The Lost Stories of W. S. Gilbert (Paperback): Peter Haining Topsy Turvy Tales - The Lost Stories of W. S. Gilbert (Paperback)
Peter Haining; W. S. Gilbert
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The world knows W. S. Gilbert as half of the enduringly popular duo of Gilbert and Sullivan whose comic operas with their ingenious plots and witty songs have delighted audiences all over the world for well over a century. But long before this great partnership began, Gilbert was already writing inventive, humorous, romantic, and occasionally even grim short stories-some of which would later be reworked for the stage-in the pages of such popular magazines as Punch, London Society and Fun. When he became famous for the operas, however, most of these little gems-published with his own unmistakable, quirky illustrations-soon became forgotten in the rapidly yellowing pages of the magazines. Now they have been restored to print in this first-ever collection that will prove a delight for all fans of Gilbert & Sullivan operas as well as those readers who enjoy a unique form of "Topsy-Turvy" entertainment.

The Mysterious Novice - Tales of Terror from the Gothic Bluebooks (Paperback): Peter Haining The Mysterious Novice - Tales of Terror from the Gothic Bluebooks (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Gothic "Bluebooks" were the hugely popular paperbacks of their time, eagerly sought by uncounted numbers of readers in the Nineteenth Century who could not afford the more decorous three-volume novels favoured by the gentry. Containing sensational tales of lustful monks, terrified females, dashing heroes and a whole variety of supernatural creatures, these one-hundred-page little works bound in blue-coloured paper became notorious as 'Shilling Shockers'-after the price they were sold at-but with repeated handling soon became impossibly rare. In this unique collection some of the best are reprinted, complete with their original illustrations, for all readers who love to thrill to tales of Gothic horror and melodrama.

Edgar Allan Poe's Lost Tales (Paperback): Peter Haining Edgar Allan Poe's Lost Tales (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here are treasures! This is no ordinary anthology of Poe items but a unique collection of tales that in most cases have not appeared in print for well over a century and that will be completely new to all but a few Poe specialists. Then there's a group of tales that Poe acknowledged reading, and that clearly influenced him: tales of premature burial, of a man trapped beneath a great clanging bell, of a doomed girl reborn and doomed again. To describe this book as a "must" for all admirers of Edgar Allen Poe is surely unnecessary: it's so self-evident.

Gaston Leroux's Phantom Stories (Paperback): Peter Haining Gaston Leroux's Phantom Stories (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the Phantom of the Opera Leroux reached the height of his literary powers, and although he developed other fascinating characters, nothing quite matched that one book. He also wrote a small number of really outstanding macabre and weird short stories which are even less well-known and more neglected than his novels-and it is a selection of the best of these which are collected together in this volume. Most of these stories were written in the early 1920s when Leroux's popularity was at its peak, and the demands for his work were never-ending. As a thoroughly professional journalist and a man never afraid of hard work, he did not like refusing requests, and drew on his seemingly bottomless well of ideas for the stories. All are the equal of, if not superior to, most of his longer novels.

Shades of Dracula (Paperback): Peter Haining Shades of Dracula (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will!" He made no motion of stepping to meet me, but stood like a statue, as though his gesture of welcome had fixed him into stone. With these words we are introduced to one of the most famous figures in literature, Count Dracula, as he greets the unsuspecting Jonathan Harker at the door to his eerie, mist-shrouded castle in Transylvania in one of the most enduring classics in the horror genre, Dracula, by Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912). What I have done here is assemble a group of his stories which all relate in some way or another to that great novel: some pre-dating it and revealing how his love of the weird was leading him inexorably towards its creation, and the rest subsequent works which show how its influence was never far from his mind when he took up his pen again.

Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Paperback): Peter G. Laye, S.B. Warrington, Thermal Methods Group, G. Roger... Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Paperback)
Peter G. Laye, S.B. Warrington, Thermal Methods Group, G. Roger Heal, Duncan M. Price, …
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The use of thermal and calorimetric methods has shown rapid growth over the last two decades, in an increasingly wide range of applications. In addition, a number of powerful new techniques have been developed. This book supplies a concise and readable account of the principles, experimental apparatus and practical procedures used in thermal analysis and calorimetric methods of analysis. Brief accounts of the basic theory are reinforced with detailed applications of the methods and contemporary developments. Also included is information on standard test methods and manufacturers. Written by acknowledged experts, Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry is up-to-date, wide-ranging and practical. It will be an important source of information for many levels of readership in a variety of areas, from students and lecturers through to industrial and laboratory staff and consultants.

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback): Peter Haining The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
Peter Haining
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The canon of Sherlock Holmes adventures by Arthur Conan Doyle contains fifty-six stories and four novels. But there were yet other adventures and artifacts pertaining to Mr. Holmes not listen in the canon. Peter Haining has collected them here, complete with informative and entertaining introductions. This special, revised collector's edition is profusely illustrated. A must for any Sherlock enthusiast.

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