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Siege (Paperback): Geraint Jones Siege (Paperback)
Geraint Jones 1
R192 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R58 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Brutal, audacious, and fast-paced' - Anthony Riches, author of bestselling Empire series 'Every page is drenched with the soldier's experience' - Giles Kristian Former soldier Geraint Jones delivers a visceral historical fiction epic that captures the essence of the men fighting for the blood-stained legions on the fringes of the Roman Empire. In the wake of a brutal massacre, the battle-hardened legionary Felix is taken as a slave to a traitorous Roman's German army: a force hellbent on tearing apart the Empire. As legion after legion falls, it's up to Felix and his shackled comrades to escape captivity and starvation, and to lead the defence of a lone fort against an insurgent force that has destroyed all in its path. because if their last stand fails then Rome itself could be next...

Brothers in Arms - Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Hardcover): Geraint Jones Brothers in Arms - Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Hardcover)
Geraint Jones 1
R452 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R109 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Darkly funny, shockingly honest, Brothers in Arms is an unforgettable account of the brutal reality of war - every boring, scary, exciting moment - and the bonds of friendship that can never be destroyed. `If you could choose which two limbs got blown off, what would you go for?' Danny said. `Your arms or your legs?' In July 2009, Geraint (Gez) Jones was sitting in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan with the rest of The Firm - Danny, Jay, Toby and Jake, his four closest friends, all junior NCOs and combat-hardened infantrymen. Thanks to the mangled remains of a Jackal vehicle left tactlessly outside their tent, IEDs were never far from their mind. Within days they'd be on the ground in Musa Qala with the rest of 3 Platoon - a mixed bunch of men Gez would die for. As they fight furiously, are pushed to their limits, hemmed in by IEDs and hampered by the chain of command, Gez starts to wonder what is the point of it all. The bombs they uncover on patrol, on their stomachs brushing the sand away, are replaced the next day. Firefights are a momentary victory in a war they can see is unwinnable. Gez is a warrior - he wants more than this. But then death and injury start to take their toll on The Firm, leaving Gez with PTSD and a new battle just beginning.

Blood Forest (Paperback): Geraint Jones Blood Forest (Paperback)
Geraint Jones 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'A bloody page-turner' Mail on Sunday They call him Felix. A lost soldier without a memory and now a brutal battle to win. For fans of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden, a spectacular debut where honour and duty, legions and tribes clash in bloody, heart-breaking glory . . . AD 9. Fifteen thousand battle-hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest. Awaiting them are deadly, hostile Germanic tribes. In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung-up legionaries. Is this a threat, or a warning? There is just one bloodied, broken survivor. He has no idea who he is. Only that he is a soldier. And now he must fight. As the legions are mercilessly cut down, the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest. If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying alive. But whose side is the soldier on? And is it the right one? 'Gives Rome's legionaries a contemporary voice - brutal, audacious and fast paced' Anthony Riches, author of Empire series 'Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle. An earthy and powerful read' Sport 'Blood and guts, but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag' Mail on Sunday

Brothers in Arms - Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Paperback): Geraint Jones Brothers in Arms - Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Paperback)
Geraint Jones 1
R330 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R47 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Darkly funny, shockingly honest, Brothers in Arms is an unforgettable account of the brutal reality of war – every scary, exciting moment – and the bonds of friendship that can never be destroyed.

‘If you could choose which two limbs got blown off, what would you go for?’ Danny said. ‘Your arms or your legs?’

In July 2009, Geraint (Gez) Jones was sitting in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan with the rest of The Firm – Danny, Jay, Toby and Jake, his four closest friends, all junior NCOs and combat-hardened infantrymen. Thanks to the mangled remains of a Jackal vehicle left tactlessly outside their tent, IEDs were never far from their mind. Within days they’d be on the ground in Musa Qala with the rest of 3 Platoon – a mixed bunch of men Gez would die for.

As they fight furiously, are pushed to their limits, hemmed in by IEDs and hampered by the chain of command, Gez starts to wonder what is the point of it all. The bombs they uncover on patrol, on their stomachs brushing the sand away, are replaced the next day. Firefights are a momentary victory in a war they can see is unwinnable. Gez is a warrior – he wants more than this. But then death and injury start to take their toll on The Firm, leaving Gez with PTSD and a new battle just beginning.

Anglesey Towns and Villages (Paperback, UK ed.): Geraint Jones, Gwenllian Jones Rowlinson Anglesey Towns and Villages (Paperback, UK ed.)
Geraint Jones, Gwenllian Jones Rowlinson
R346 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Most of the settlements in Anglesey are villages or hamlets, but the island has five towns. Although they are not large, they have a wealth of history and each one has developed in its own unique way. Holyhead, the largest town, has always had a connection with the sea and it became important in particular as a ferry port for crossings to Ireland. It is a busy shopping centre for the western part of Anglesey. Beaumaris, the island's smallest town, can trace its history to the building of the castle by Edward I. It was once a busy port, but in the last 200 years it has developed as a popular holiday resort. Llangefni, which is the administrative centre of the island, is a comparatively new town that has thrived because of its central location and its many businesses and organisations. Amlwch became a town as a result of the discovery of copper on nearby Mynydd Parys. Today it is the main shopping centre for the north of the island. Menai Bridge was a scattered community known for its ferry before Thomas Telford completed the Menai Suspension Bridge in 1826. This signalled its rapid growth, and today Menai Bridge is a thriving small town. Illustrated by both modern and archive photographs, Anglesey Towns & Villages explores the fascinating development of the island's many settlements. Discussing aspects such as education, religion, notable figures and places, this is a must for anyone who knows and loves this island.

Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Jones, the Mermaid Singers and Orchestra) (CD): Henry Purcell, The Mermaid Singers and... Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Jones, the Mermaid Singers and Orchestra) (CD)
Henry Purcell, The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Geraint Jones, Various Composers
R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Shipped within 4 - 10 working days
Cyfres Syniad Da: Bara o Ben Draw'r Byd - Stori Becws Islyn (Welsh, Paperback): Gillian Jones Cyfres Syniad Da: Bara o Ben Draw'r Byd - Stori Becws Islyn (Welsh, Paperback)
Gillian Jones; Edited by Rhian Jones; Geraint Jones
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Designing Correct Circuits - Workshop jointly organised by the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow, 26-28 September 1990, Oxford... Designing Correct Circuits - Workshop jointly organised by the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow, 26-28 September 1990, Oxford (Paperback, Edition.)
Geraint Jones, Mary Sheeran
R1,978 Discovery Miles 19 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

These proceedings contain the papers presented at a workshop on Designing Correct Circuits, jointly organised by the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow, and held in Oxford on 26-28 September 1990. There is a growing interest in the application to hardware design of the techniques of software engineering. As the complexity of hardware systems grows, and as the cost both in money and time of making design errors becomes more apparent, so there is an eagerness to build on the success of mathematical techniques in program develop- ment. The harsher constraints on hardware designers mean both that there is a greater need for good abstractions and rigorous assurances of the trustworthyness of designs, and also that there is greater reason to expect that these benefits can be realised. The papers presented at this workshop consider the application of mathematics to hardware design at several different levels of abstraction. At the lowest level of this spectrum, Zhou and Hoare show how to describe and reason about synchronous switching circuits using UNilY, a formalism that was developed for reasoning about parallel programs. Aagaard and Leeser use standard mathematical tech- niques to prove correct their implementation of an algorithm for Boolean simplification. The circuits generated by their formal synthesis system are thus correct by construction. Thuau and Pilaud show how the declarative language LUSTRE, which was designed for program- ming real-time systems, can be used to specify synchronous circuits.

Anglesey at War (Paperback, New): Geraint Jones Anglesey at War (Paperback, New)
Geraint Jones
R347 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R82 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The First and Second World Wars had a profound effect on all parts of Great Britain, and the comparatively isolated and rural island of Anglesey was no exception. Men were recruited and conscripted into the armed forces in large numbers and some parts of Anglesey, such as the port town of Holyhead, sprang to life. Many Anglesey men found themselves in exotic locations all across the world, while others lost their lives on the killing fields of Western Europe during the First World War. Many soldiers wrote letters home describing their experiences: good, bad and downright bizarre. Airships were deployed during the First World War and RAF airbases were established during the Second World War. The wars left a legacy that can still be seen on the island today.

Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Jones, London Mermaid Theatre, Flagstad) (CD): The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Henry... Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Jones, London Mermaid Theatre, Flagstad) (CD)
The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Henry Purcell, Geraint Jones
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Special order
Various Artists - Gluck: Alceste (CD, Boxed set, Imported): Christoph Willibald Gluck, Geraint Jones, Kirsten Flagstad, Raoul... Various Artists - Gluck: Alceste (CD, Boxed set, Imported)
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Geraint Jones, Kirsten Flagstad, Raoul Jobin, Alexander Young, …
R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Special order
Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad) (CD): By:
Geraint Jones, Mermaid Orchestra, Mermaid Singers, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Various Artists - Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad) (CD)
By: Geraint Jones, Mermaid Orchestra, Mermaid Singers, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Special order
Agweddau ar Hanes Dysg Gymraeg (Welsh, Hardcover): G.J. Williams, Geraint Jones Agweddau ar Hanes Dysg Gymraeg (Welsh, Hardcover)
G.J. Williams, Geraint Jones
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Special order
Various Artists - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks/Water Music Suites (CD): George Frideric Handel, Charles Mackerras,... Various Artists - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks/Water Music Suites (CD)
George Frideric Handel, Charles Mackerras, London Symphony Orchestra, Philomusica of London, Geraint Jones, …
R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Special order
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