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Hostage (DVD): Stephen Hogan, Christopher Simon, Elyes Gabel, Dhaffer L'Abidine, Alyy Khan Hostage (DVD)
Stephen Hogan, Christopher Simon, Elyes Gabel, Dhaffer L'Abidine, Alyy Khan; Contributions by … 3
R32 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R9 (28%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

War drama centered around the Iraq conflict. American soldier Adam Smith (Stephen Hogan) is taken hostage by a local extremist (Elyes Gabel) and held in a basement in Baghdad where he is tortured and made to film propaganda. As Adam counts down the hours till his execution, hoping one of his fellow fighters will come to his aid, the pair debate the ideologies of their warring factions.

The Sweeney (DVD): Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Allen Leech, Steven Mackintosh, Alan Ford, Ben Drew, Steven... The Sweeney (DVD)
Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Allen Leech, Steven Mackintosh, … 2
R40 Discovery Miles 400 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Nick Love directs this big screen modern-day revamp of the classic British 1970s television series. Ray Winstone and pop star Plan B (aka Ben Drew) star as Regan and Carter, the iconic cop duo played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in the original version. When an armed robbery at a jewellery store causes Regan's investigations into a potential bank robbery to come to a standstill, he believes old enemy Francis Allen (Paul Anderson) is responsible.

However, having no evidence against him leaves the Flying Squad officer powerless to bring him in, but when Regan hears that Allen is now in business with a well known Serbian criminal, he becomes determined to catch the culprits whatever the cost.

Various Artists - The Long Firm (DVD): Mark Strong, Joe Absolom, George Costigan, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall, Lena Headey,... Various Artists - The Long Firm (DVD)
Mark Strong, Joe Absolom, George Costigan, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall, …
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Four-part BBC2 drama based on the cult novel by Jake Arnott set in the dark underbelly of 1960s London. Mark Strong plays Harry Starks, a charismatic nightclub owner, racketeer and porn king, whose sensitive temperament and love of Judy Garland belie the violent savagery that makes him the most feared and respected crime boss in Soho. His story is told from the point of view of four characters on whom Starks leaves his indelible mark: the poverty-stricken aristocrat Lord Teddy Thursby (Derek Jacobi) who cannot hide his predilection for young boys; Ruby Ryder (Lena Headey), a film actress past her prime; radical criminologist and lecturer Lenny (Shaun Dingwall); and Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a lowlife petty criminal who gets increasingly drawn into Starks' dark world.

The Man Who Created the Middle East - A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement (Paperback): Christopher Simon... The Man Who Created the Middle East - A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement (Paperback)
Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R335 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R119 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it. The Sykes-Picot agreement was drawn by the eponymous British and French diplomats in 1916 to determine the divide of the collapsing empire in the event of an allied victory in World War I. Excluding Arab involvement, it negated their earlier guarantee of independence made by the British - and controversy has raged around it ever since. But who was Mark Sykes? A century on, Christopher Simon Sykes reveals new facets of a misremembered diplomatic giant. Using previously undisclosed family letters and cartoons by his grandfather, he delivers a comprehensive and humbling account of the man behind one of the most impactful policies in the Middle East.

The Big House - The Story of a Country House and its Family (Paperback): Christopher Simon Sykes The Big House - The Story of a Country House and its Family (Paperback)
Christopher Simon Sykes 2
R313 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R84 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The highly praised biography of an archetypal great house and the family who lived there for over 250 years. `The Big House' is the biography of a great country house and the lives of the Sykes family who lived there, with varying fates, for the next two hundred and fifty years. It is a fascinating social history set against the backdrop of a changing England, with a highly individual, pugnacious and self-determining cast, including: `Old Tat' Sykes, said to be one of the great sights of Yorkshire (the author's great-great-great-grandfather), who wore 18th-century dress to the day of his death at ninety-one in 1861. His son was similarly eccentric, wearing eight coats that he discarded gradually throughout the day in order to keep his body temperature at a constant. He was forced to marry, aged forty-eight, eighteen-year-old Jessica Cavendish-Bentick - a lively and highly intelligent woman who relieved the boredom of her marriage by acquiring a string of lovers, writing novels and throwing extravagant parties (her nickname became `Lady Satin Tights'), all the while accumulating debts that ended in a scandalous court case. Their son, Mark, died suddenly whilst brokering the peace settlement at the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I; Sledmere was destroyed by fire shortly afterwards. But the rebuilt Sledmere rose from the flames to resound again with colourful, brilliant characters in the 1920s and 1930s including the author's grandmother, Lily, who had been a celebrated bohemian in Paris. `The Big House' is vividly written and meticulously researched using the Sykes' own family's papers and photographs. In this splendid biography of place and time, Christopher Simon Sykes has resuscitated the lives of his ancestors and their glorious home from the 18th- through to the 20th-century.

Kivu (Paperback): Jean Van Hamme Kivu (Paperback)
Jean Van Hamme; Illustrated by Christophe Simon
R304 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The province of Kivu in the Congo is rich in rare and precious minerals such as coltan, which is vital to our modern technology. However, that wealth is coveted by so many, within the Congo or abroad, that the entire region is a permanent bloodbath. Francois Daans, a young Belgian engineer working for an unscrupulous corporation, arrives in Kivu. His encounter with a young girl, survivor of the latest massacre, will be an eye-opening experience and force him to pick a side...

Still Life (DVD): Karen Drury, David Shaw Parker, Paul Anderson, Joanne Froggatt, Neil D'Souza, Tim Potter, Eddie Marsan,... Still Life (DVD)
Karen Drury, David Shaw Parker, Paul Anderson, Joanne Froggatt, Neil D'Souza, … 1
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Uberto Pasolini writes and directs this sentimental drama starring Eddie Marsan. Marsan plays the role of John May, a selfless civil servant, who is responsible for tracking down the next of kin of people who have passed away alone. However, facing redundancy through planned cuts to the council's budget, John is left with one last assignment. As he travels the city trying to find Kelly (Joanne Froggatt), the orphaned daughter of recently deceased Billy Stoke, John learns a few lessons about life and living along the way.

Spazierganger in Zbinden (German, Paperback): Christoph Simon Spazierganger in Zbinden (German, Paperback)
Christoph Simon
R355 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Zbinden's Progress (Paperback): Christoph Simon Zbinden's Progress (Paperback)
Christoph Simon; Translated by Donal McLaughlin 1
R284 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lukas Zbinden leans on the arm of Kazim, as they walk slowly down the stairway towards the door of his old people's home. Step by step, the irrepressible Lukas recounts the life he shared with his wife Emilie and his son. She loved to walk in the countryside; he loved towns and meeting strangers. Different in so many ways, what was the secret of their life-long love? And why is it now so hard for him to talk to his son? Gradually we get to know a man with a twinkle in his eye and learn the captivating story of this man, his late wife, their son and the many people he has met along the way. Zbinden's Progress is heart-rending, heart-warming and hilarious. --- Winner of the Bern Literature Prize 2010

Benefits of Bayesian Network Models (Paperback): Philippe Weber, Christophe Simon Benefits of Bayesian Network Models (Paperback)
Philippe Weber, Christophe Simon
R2,877 Discovery Miles 28 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The application of Bayesian Networks (BN) or Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBN) in dependability and risk analysis is a recent development. A large number of scientific publications show the interest in the applications of BN in this field. Unfortunately, this modeling formalism is not fully accepted in the industry. The questions facing today's engineers are focused on the validity of BN models and the resulting estimates. Indeed, a BN model is not based on a specific semantic in dependability but offers a general formalism for modeling problems under uncertainty. This book explains the principles of knowledge structuration to ensure a valid BN and DBN model and illustrate the flexibility and efficiency of these representations in dependability, risk analysis and control of multi-state systems and dynamic systems. Across five chapters, the authors present several modeling methods and industrial applications are referenced for illustration in real industrial contexts.

I, Anna (DVD): Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, Ralph Brown, Max Deacon, Honor... I, Anna (DVD)
Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, … 1
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This London-set noir thriller starring Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne is the directorial debut of Rampling's son, Barnaby Southcombe who adapted it from the novel by Elsa Lewin. Lonely divorcee Anna Welles (Rampling) meets wealthy businessman George Stone (Ralph Brown) at a singles party, and ends up going home with him. As she is leaving his apartment, she crosses paths with Detective Bernie Reid (Byrne), who has been called to the scene of a brutal murder in the very apartment that Anna has just left.

Hockney: The Biography Volume 2 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes Hockney: The Biography Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R750 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R152 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swinging 60s in London, where he befriended many of the iconic cultural figures of the generation. Picking up Hockney's story in 1975, this volume finds him flitting between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings; creating the acclaimed set designs for operas around the world; and embracing emerging technologies - the camera and fax machine in the 1970s and 80s, and most recently the iPad. Hockney's boundless energy extends to his personal life too, and this volume illuminates the glamorous circles he moved in, as well as his sometimes turbulent relationships. With unprecedented access to Hockney's paintings, notebooks, diaries and the man himself, this second volume continues the lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man.

David Hockney - The Biography, 1975-2012 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes David Hockney - The Biography, 1975-2012 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes
R964 R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Save R105 (11%) Out of stock

Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney's extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the time he was ten years old he knew he wanted to be an artist, and after leaving school he went on to study at Bradford Art College and later at the Royal College of Art in London. Bursting onto the scene at the Young Contemporaries exhibition, Hockney was quickly heralded as the golden boy of postwar British art and a leading proponent of pop art. It was during the swinging 60s in London that he befriended many of the seminal cultural figures of the generation and throughout these years Hockney's career grew. Always absorbed in his work, he drew, painted and etched for long hours each day, but it was a scholarship that led him to California, where he painted his iconic series of swimming pools. Since then, the most prestigious galleries across the world have devoted countless shows to his extraordinary work.
In the seventies he expanded his range of projects, including set and costume design for operas and experiments with photography, lithography, and even photocopying. Most recently he has been at the forefront the art world's digital revolution, producing incredible sketches on his iPhone and iPad, and it is this progressive thinking which has highlighted his genius, vigor and versatility as an artist approaching his 75th birthday.
In this, the first volume of Hockney's biography, detailing his life and work from 1937 - 1975, Sykes explores the fascinating world of the beloved and controversial artist whose career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the last five decades.
"The timing couldn't be better for this enjoyable and well-sourced book, which -- like Hockney's own work -- is both conversational and perceptive." --"Los Angeles Times
"
"To read Christopher Simon Sykes' "David Hockney" is to marvel at the artistic gifts of the eccentric Yorkshireman who rose from a sometimes pinched childhood to hobnob with poet Stephen Spender and novelist Christopher Isherwood, to party with Mick Jagger and Manolo Blahnik." --"The Plain Dealer"
"Prodigiously entertaining." --"Financial Times"
"A chatty, knowledgeable, insider's biography, full of anecdotes." --"The Guardian"
" "

Play The Devil - A History Of Gambling In The United States From 1492 To 1950 (Paperback): Henry Chip Chafetz Play The Devil - A History Of Gambling In The United States From 1492 To 1950 (Paperback)
Henry Chip Chafetz; Illustrated by Christopher Simon
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Play the Devil - A History of Gambling in the United States from 1492 to 1950 (Hardcover): Henry Chip Chafetz Play the Devil - A History of Gambling in the United States from 1492 to 1950 (Hardcover)
Henry Chip Chafetz; Illustrated by Christopher Simon
R1,353 Discovery Miles 13 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Data Uncertainty and Important Measures (Hardcover): Christophe Simon, Philippe Weber, Mohamed Sallak Data Uncertainty and Important Measures (Hardcover)
Christophe Simon, Philippe Weber, Mohamed Sallak
R3,009 Discovery Miles 30 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first part of the book defines the concept of uncertainties and the mathematical frameworks that will be used for uncertainty modeling. The application to system reliability assessment illustrates the concept. In the second part, evidential networks as a new tool to model uncertainty in reliability and risk analysis is proposed and described. Then it is applied on SIS performance assessment and in risk analysis of a heat sink. In the third part, Bayesian and evidential networks are used to deal with important measures evaluation in the context of uncertainties.

Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Paperback): David Loye Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Paperback)
David Loye; Illustrated by A Christopher Simon
R344 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Hardcover): David Loye, A Christopher Simon Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Hardcover)
David Loye, A Christopher Simon
R424 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Geld Affirmationen - Die Balance zwischen Wohlstand und Glueck - Wie Sie mit Geld Affirmationen ein neues Verhaeltnis zu Geld... Geld Affirmationen - Die Balance zwischen Wohlstand und Glueck - Wie Sie mit Geld Affirmationen ein neues Verhaeltnis zu Geld entwickeln (German, Paperback)
Christoph Simon
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Aerodynamics of the Tera Fennek (Paperback): Feichtinger Christoph Simon Aerodynamics of the Tera Fennek (Paperback)
Feichtinger Christoph Simon
R1,402 Discovery Miles 14 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Along the lines of the present paper the aerodynamic performance of the low-fuel-consumption vehicle TERA Fennek was investigated experimentally as well as numerically. The wind tunnel measurements, which were carried out with a model on a scale 1:2 for varying incident flow angles provided a comprehensive data base for a validation of the computational results. For the numerical simulation the SST-k-omega turbulence model was chosen for all considered incident flow angles aplha. For zero and the maximum considered flow angle of 25, respectively, a Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) was carried out as well in order to assess the predictive capabilities of this unsteady hybrid, computationally much more expensive, approach as compared to the steady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations (RANS) concept of SST-k-omega. Despite the inaccuracies of the numerical predictions particularly observed for high incident flow angles, the numerical flow simulations were proven to serve as a powerful tool to analyse the aerodynamically performance of a tested geometry in more detail than experiments can do.

David Hockney - The Biography, 1937-1975 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes David Hockney - The Biography, 1937-1975 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes
R846 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R87 (10%) Out of stock

Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney's extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the time he was ten years old he knew he wanted to be an artist, and after leaving school he went on to study at Bradford Art College and later at the Royal College of Art in London. Bursting onto the scene at the Young Contemporaries exhibition, Hockney was quickly heralded as the golden boy of postwar British art and a leading proponent of pop art. It was during the swinging 60s in London that he befriended many of the seminal cultural figures of the generation and throughout these years Hockney's career grew. Always absorbed in his work, he drew, painted and etched for long hours each day, but it was a scholarship that led him to California, where he painted his iconic series of swimming pools. Since then, the most prestigious galleries across the world have devoted countless shows to his extraordinary work.
In the seventies he expanded his range of projects, including set and costume design for operas and experiments with photography, lithography, and even photocopying. Most recently he has been at the forefront the art world's digital revolution, producing incredible sketches on his iPhone and iPad, and it is this progressive thinking which has highlighted his genius, vigor and versatility as an artist approaching his 75th birthday.
In this, the first volume of Hockney's biography, detailing his life and work from 1937 - 1975, Sykes explores the fascinating world of the beloved and controversial artist whose career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the last five decades.
"The timing couldn't be better for this enjoyable and well-sourced book, which -- like Hockney's own work -- is both conversational and perceptive." --"Los Angeles Times
"
"To read Christopher Simon Sykes' "David Hockney" is to marvel at the artistic gifts of the eccentric Yorkshireman who rose from a sometimes pinched childhood to hobnob with poet Stephen Spender and novelist Christopher Isherwood, to party with Mick Jagger and Manolo Blahnik." --"The Plain Dealer"
"Prodigiously entertaining." --"Financial Times"
"A chatty, knowledgeable, insider's biography, full of anecdotes." --"The Guardian"
" "

Various Artists - Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind (Christophers, the Sixteen) (CD): Henry Purcell, The Sixteen, The Symphony... Various Artists - Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind (Christophers, the Sixteen) (CD)
Henry Purcell, The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony & Inventions, Harry Christophers, Simon Berridge, …
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Out of stock
Various Artists - De L'orgue Franšais En Cotentin (CD): Christophe Simon, Nicolas De Grigny, Jean Adam Guilain, Jacques... Various Artists - De L'orgue Franšais En Cotentin (CD)
Christophe Simon, Nicolas De Grigny, Jean Adam Guilain, Jacques Boyvin, Louis Marchand
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Out of stock
The Man Who Created the Middle East - A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement (Hardcover): Christopher Simon... The Man Who Created the Middle East - A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R590 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R126 (21%) Out of stock

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it. The Sykes-Picot agreement was drawn by the eponymous British and French diplomats in 1916 to determine the divide of the collapsing empire in the event of an allied victory in World War I. Excluding Arab involvement, it negated their earlier guarantee of independence made by the British - and controversy has raged around it ever since. But who was Mark Sykes? A century on, Christopher Simon Sykes reveals new facets of a misremembered diplomatic giant. Using previously undisclosed family letters and cartoons by his grandfather, he delivers a comprehensive and humbling account of the man behind one of the most impactful policies in the Middle East.

The Big House - The Story of a Country House and Its Family (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Christopher Simon Sykes The Big House - The Story of a Country House and Its Family (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R470 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R94 (20%) Out of stock

The Big House is the biography of an archetypal great house and the lives of the family who lived there for over 250 years. On 17 June, 1751 Richard Sykes, 'laid the first stone of the new house at Sledmere, in a God-forsaken spot high up on the Yorkshire Wolds, where wolves had roamed freely less than fifty years before'. The Big House is the biography of a great country house and the lives of the Sykes family who lived there, with varying fates, for the next 250 years. It is a fascinating social history set against the backdrop of a changing England, with a highly individual, pugnacious and self-determining cast, including: 'Old Tat' Sykes, said to be one of the great sights of Yorkshire (the author's great, great, great grandfather), who wore eighteenth-century dress to the day of his death at 91 in 1861. His son was similarly eccentric, wearing eight coats that he discarded gradually throughout the day in order to keep his body temperature at a constant. He was forced to marry, aged 48, 18-year-old Jessica Cavendish-Bentick -- a lively and highly intelligent woman who relieved the boredom of her marriage by acquiring a string of lovers, writing novels and throwing extravagant parties (her nickname became 'Lady Satin Tights'), all the while accumulating debts that ended in a scandalous court case. Their son, Mark, died suddenly whilst brokering the peace settlement at the Paris Peace Conference at the end of the First World War; Sledmere was destroyed by fire shortly afterwards. But the rebuilt Sledmere rose from the flames to resound again with colourful, brilliant characters in the 1920s and '30s including the author's grandmother, Lily, who had been a celebrated bohemian in Paris. The Big House is vividly written and meticulously researched using the Sykes own family's papers and photographs. In this splendid biography of place and time, Christopher Simon Sykes has resuscitated the lives of his ancestors and their glorious home from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries.

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