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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
R33 R27 Discovery Miles 270 Save R6 (18%) Shipped within 9 - 15 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 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
R258 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R77 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

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
R33 Discovery Miles 330 Shipped within 9 - 15 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.

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
R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

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, …
R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

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
R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 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 (Paperback): Christopher Simon Sykes Hockney: The Biography Volume 2 (Paperback)
Christopher Simon Sykes
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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.

Zbinden's Progress (Paperback): Christoph Simon Zbinden's Progress (Paperback)
Christoph Simon; Translated by Donal McLaughlin 1
R235 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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
R2,142 R1,507 Discovery Miles 15 070 Save R635 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 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.

Merge - The Trials and Tribulations of Becoming a Superhero (Paperback): Eric Mann Cooper Merge - The Trials and Tribulations of Becoming a Superhero (Paperback)
Eric Mann Cooper; Illustrated by Phoe-Nix Nebula; Edited by Miles Christopher Simon
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Shipped within 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
R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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
R281 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R55 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Hardcover): A Christopher Simon Grandfather's Garden - Some Bedtime Stories for Little and Big Folk (Hardcover)
A Christopher Simon
R346 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R64 (18%) Shipped within 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
R2,342 R1,648 Discovery Miles 16 480 Save R694 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 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.

David Hockney - The Biography, 1975-2012 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes David Hockney - The Biography, 1975-2012 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes
R786 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R89 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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"
" "

Franz oder Warum Antilopen nebeneinander laufen (German, Paperback): Christoph Simon Franz oder Warum Antilopen nebeneinander laufen (German, Paperback)
Christoph Simon
R293 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R32 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Aerodynamics of the Tera Fennek (Paperback): Feichtinger Christoph Simon Aerodynamics of the Tera Fennek (Paperback)
Feichtinger Christoph Simon
R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Shipped within 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.

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, …
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
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
R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Special order
Hockney: The Biography Volume 2 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes Hockney: The Biography Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Special order

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.

Great Houses of England and Wales (Hardcover): Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes Great Houses of England and Wales (Hardcover)
Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes 1
R1,258 R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Save R161 (13%) Special order

Presented here are thirty-two notable buildings and their estates that represent a characteristically English combination of architectural splendor and domestic comfort. This chronological selection presents a panoramic history of the evolution of the great house from Elizabethan through Edwardian times and up to the present ongoing battle for preservation. Acknowledged architectural masterpieces as well as lesser-known houses represent the work of Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and Robert Adam among many other celebrated architects. The photographs, specially taken for this volume, show the familiar as well as the unexpected. In addition to splendid state rooms, grand exteriors and gardens there are photographs of private rooms and servants' quarters. These illuminating photographs offer access to the houses from an insider's point of view, presenting contemporary homes rather than museum interiors. The informed text combines architectural and social history with the individual stories of the great families and the houses they created, where their descendants in many cases still live today. Full of memorable characters and anecdotal insight, this book is a glorious tribute to what Evelyn Waugh in his preface to Brideshead Revisited called Britain's chief national artistic achievement.

David Hockney - The Biography, 1937-1975 (Hardcover): Christopher Simon Sykes David Hockney - The Biography, 1937-1975 (Hardcover)
Christopher Simon Sykes
R690 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R75 (11%) Special order

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"
" "

Great Houses of England and Wales (Hardcover): Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes Great Houses of England and Wales (Hardcover)
Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes
R1,050 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R215 (20%) Special order

Presented here are thirty-two notable buildings and their estates that represent a characteristically English combination of architectural splendor and domestic comfort. This chronological selection presents a panoramic history of the evolution of the great house from Elizabethan through Edwardian times and up to the present ongoing battle for preservation. Acknowledged architectural masterpieces as well as lesser-known houses represent the work of Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and Robert Adam among many other celebrated architects. The photographs, specially taken for this volume, show the familiar as well as the unexpected. In addition to splendid state rooms, grand exteriors and gardens there are photographs of private rooms and servants' quarters. These illuminating photographs offer access to the houses from an insider's point of view, presenting contemporary homes rather than museum interiors. The informed text combines architectural and social history with the individual stories of the great families and the houses they created, where their descendants in many cases still live today. Full of memorable characters and anecdotal insight, this book is a glorious tribute to what Evelyn Waugh in his preface to Brideshead Revisited called Britain's chief national artistic achievement.

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