Tokyo. Both in hospital rooms and on the neon streets, beautiful young Japanese girls are photographed in plastercasts and bandages, victims of unknown traumas. These are the broken dolls of Romain Slocombe's Tokyo, a city seething with undercurrents of sexual violence and bondage. Not since J G Ballard's 'Crash' have the erotic possibilities of trauma been so vividly and disturbingly exposed. A startling photographic account of a city on the edge.
Part of the popular Famous series, Famous Dolls celebrates dolls in film, TV, cartoons, books, comics and comic strips, as well as toys such as Hamble in Playschool. It also explores the world of celebrity dolls including stars such as Shirley Temple and Mae West, pop star dolls including Michael Jackson and Cher, and dolls representing royalty. Written by leading doll expert, Susan Brewer, the author of British Dolls in the 1950s and British Dolls in the 1960s, the book starts with a series of essays setting dolls in context and exploring their role in popular culture. The main part of the book is an impressive A-Z of famous dolls, with symbols to show in which field they became famous (e.g. cartoons, toys or comic strips). The stories behind each of the dolls are told, including the tragic tale of Raggedy Ann and how a little girl inspired one of the most iconic character dolls of all time. A must-buy book for everyone who has ever own or collected dolls or is interested in popular culture. Did you know? - The author of Raggedy Ann, Johnny Gruelle, was a vehement anti-vaccination campaigner after his young daughter died when she was vaccinated at school without his consent - Angela Rippon created the Victoria Plum doll series based on a plum tree in her garden - Holly Hobbie is an author and illustrator who named the famous patchwork-wearing little girl after her. It became a popular doll in the 1970s
REIGN: Julia's sworn enemies are safely sequestered in a prison of the fey and her forever mate has been chosen. Not by blood, but by a circumstance shaped from coincidence. However, it's not enough to save Julia and the others their fate by the hand of the Alaska den. Whose reacquisition has come alarmingly full-circle to capture them. Tharell of the fey aligns with the Singers, Were and remaining vampire to take back the one true Queen. Only Julia can stop the interspecies wars and establish a truce of genetics that would free all the groups from extinction and conflict. Can they rescue Julia and her allies before it's too late? Will the Red Were's lineage prove to be the catalyst of victory against a corrupt pack that's grown too debauched by greed and power to be overcome? ANGELIC: Julia Caldwell lies in the middle of a battlefield dying of wounds inflicted by the newest enemy of the Singers--the demonic. When Fae, Were and vampire collide in alliance against a common enemy other than one another, the demonic brings turmoil beyond what any of the supernaturals can imagine. After the genocide of the Singers of Region One, they will be forced to move into hiding. Jacqueline has redeemed herself and carries a progeny of importance and strength that the new enemy wants at all costs. Who of the Fae can be trusted after Tharell's treachery--will the rogue Were damage or assist the remaining Region One Singers? Can the greatest secret of their blood save the Singers from extinction and close the wound the demonic has made in a world run by humans, and ignorant of what lives among them? Or will fate decide evil deserves to rule instead of good. ENCHANTMENT: Julia's spirit is crushed as she sits trapped in the Singer bunker while heaven knows what happens to her people in the evil hands of Praile. Meanwhile, the insidious demon's spore flourishes, reeking havoc on what makes her angelic. Now it's a waiting game until Julia and Scott are released from their forced protection into a potential second catastrophe. Adi and Slash have fallen prey to the corrupt Were, as Tramack doggedly seeks that which he does not deserve. Can Tessa and Tahlia escape? Will Lanarre royalty cage Tahlia, or will Drek set her free? Does Lazarus escape the depths of hell, only to fail in his pursuit of the ultimate forbidden fruit?
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.... When a rash of killings breaks out in Richmond, Virginia, Rayna Johnson must confront her past and flee for her life. Survival is elusive as the killer stalks her every move. Friends are enemies and enemies are friends. Whom can she trust? Escape lies in a twisted game, where the stakes include riddles and beautiful, but deadly, dolls. One by one, the game claims its victims. Can Rayna escape a horrific death before time runs out at dawn? From the author of Broken Crowns, an Amazon bestselling religious mystery fiction book, Tamara Shoemaker gives us another thrilling story in the Shadows in the Nursery series. Pretty Little Maids is a story about human trafficking and the sex trade in this Christian mystery and suspense thriller with just the right amount of Christian romance.
Nilajah broke her pretty brown doll. Will a pink doll be as much fun? Nilajah's Dolls explores the effects of Black girls playing with non-Black dolls. By showing the physical and cultural effects of euro-worship, this book encourages self-esteem and racial pride in young Black girls. Nilajah's Dolls reminds parents to consider the effects of buying certain toys for their children. Angela Freeman's "Nilajah Series" is centered on the dynamics of a loving Black family. By exploring the relationship between family members, many topics facing the Black community are addressed in age-appropriate ways. This series is designed to combat the degeneracy and myths of inferiority that Black children are inundated with daily through mainstream media outlets. As with all Angela Freeman Books, this is made for adults and children to read together. Doing so encourages dialogue between the generations. Children tend to ask many questions during and after reading this book. Make the most of their questions by encouraging them to think critically to find answers.