This ground-breaking drama was Mark Ravenhill´s first full-length play and part of a movement in the 1990s of ´´in your face´´ British theatre which frankly dealt with issues of sex and violence and pointedly challenged societal values. The play explores how consumerism has become our new value system which reduces everything else to a mere transaction, as shopping malls become the new cathedrals of Western consumerism. The plot follows a crowd of drifters and sex traders in a seedy area of London in the 1990s. Five main characters are linked loosely and intermittently and at the center of the play is an ever-changing love triangle of petty criminals. It is a gritty, grimy urban society, a depressing microcosm of drugs, shoplifting, prostitution, and sexual adventure. The characters have shunned morality and conduct hedonistic and destructive lives in this shocking, humorous, nihilistic play that examines a completely corrupted society.
This Sticker Dolly Dressing book features over 300 stickers to dress brides and grooms as they prepare for their big days, including dress shopping, choosing a cake, getting ready and the first dance.
Venture forth - if you dare - into the hazardous territory that is the girl brain! From the dreaded doom of bra-shopping to the countless hours spent trying to select the right emoji or why we analyse (absolutely) everything, this book offers a humorous, revealing and hugely-relatable exploration of what it means to be a girl in the twenty-first century. Enter at your peril...
First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era--including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall--through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic precision, The White Album is a central text of American reportage and a classic of American autobiography.
Diagon Alley is a cobblestoned shopping area for wizards and witches, and it was Harry Potter´s first introduction to the wizarding world. On this bustling street, seen throughout the Harry Potter films, the latest brooms are for sale, wizard authors give book signings and young Hogwarts students acquire their school supplies - cauldrons, quills, robes, wands and brooms. This magical scrapbook takes readers on a tour of Diagon Alley, from Gringotts wizarding bank to Ollivanders wand shop, Weasleys´ Wizard Wheezes and beyond. Detailed profiles of each shop include concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs and fascinating reflections from actors and film-makers that give readers an unprecedented inside look at the beloved wizarding location. Fans will also revisit key moments from the films, such as Harry´s first visit to Ollivanders when he is selected by his wand in Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, and Harry, Ron and Hermione´s escape from Gringotts on the back of a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. Destined to be a must-have collectible for fans of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook also comes packed with removable inserts.
It is the smallest of the four Danube metropolises and the youngest of the EU capitals: Bratislava, the heart of Slovakia. Falter´s CITYwalk ´´Bratislava´´ invites travellers to explore this townscape in five walking tours. The tours take you along the Kings´ Coronation Route, on a culinary tour of the city centre as well as to the architectural highlights and modern and contemporary art delights of the city. This is the first time the information presented in ´´Bratislava´´ has been made available in this format. Includes maps, many colour photographs, tips and addresses for stopping and shopping.
Now in mass market, the fifteenth Regan Reilly mystery from New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark finds Regan in the middle of an inheritance intrigue turned dangerous, in an installment Book Reporter called ´´an entertaining lighthearted read.´´ When Regan Reilly returned to the West Coast, where she began her career as a PI, she never imagined that her unsuccessful appearance on a game show seven years earlier would throw her trip totally off course! Regan Reilly is in Los Angeles with her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. After Jack finishes his meetings with the LAPD, the couple may head north to the wine country, or may head south to Baja. Their only plan is to see which way the wind blows. The first day back, Regan goes shopping at an upscale new mall in West Hollywood. To her surprise, she runs into Zelda, a woman she´d become friendly with seven years before at a television studio in Burbank, when they were waiting to appear on the game show Puzzling Words. They haven´t seen each other since. Zelda and Regan didn´t win much money, but Zelda made up for it! A year ago an elderly neighbor she barely knew left Zelda eight million dollars. She has been enjoying her newfound wealth but is aware of the need to give back. At a recent fundraiser, she bid on a week´s stay in an old Hollywood Hills estate and was the lucky winner. She´s currently in residence there and invites Regan to a party at the mansion. While Jack attends a business dinner, Regan goes to Zelda´s by herself, unaware that she is being followed. Regan is more than surprised at the run-down condition of the house and grounds. People should be paid to stay here, she thinks. Zelda introduces Regan to a colorful cast of characters, including her old neighbors, friends from her yoga class, a filmmaker, Zelda´s financial adviser, her bookkeeper, and her personal assistant. It´s all good fun. As the guests are leaving, Zelda asks Regan to stay for a cup of tea. They´ve barely sat down to chat when Zelda falls ill. A worried Regan doesn´t want to leave Zelda alone and decides to spend the night at the isolated, aging estate. It´s not long before Zelda asks Regan to investigate people in her life, starting with her father´s new wife, Bobby Jo. The couple said ´´I do´´ in the back of a cab at a drive-through chapel in Las Vegas after only three months of togetherness. Has Zelda´s windfall put her in danger? Regan is determined to find out, not knowing that she´s a target herself!
HIGHLIGHT The first book about PostGIS, a lightweight, open source tool that adds geographic support to the popular PostgreSQL database. PostGIS is used to develop location-based services. DESCRIPTION From mobile phone usage to online shopping and every application in between, location is an incredibly important piece of data. PostGIS is a high-caliber, open source tool that allows developers to take location information and make it actionable. PostGIS in Action will help both new and experienced database users solve location-related problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so they can quickly move on to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. This tutorial includes discussion and examples of many real-world uses. KEY POINTS F . The only book devoted entirely to PostGIS. F . Discusses real-world problems, not academic ones. F . Covers features of PostgreSQL 8.4.
This book is the first systematic exposition of advances in Kaiyu studies carried out by the author and his colleagues in Japan and other parts of Asia. Consumer shop-around behavior is referred to as Kaiyu in Japanese, a term widely used in several fields such as city planning, marketing, real estate, tourism, and regional policy. The book demonstrates how Kaiyu research has evolved from the original idea to the present state and envisages prospective Kaiyu studies in the age of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). The distinguishing feature of their research is that Kaiyu is regarded as consumers´ simultaneous decisions sequentially made while undertaking their shop-arounds as to which shops they visit, for what purpose, and how much they spend there. This is a sharp contrast to much research on trip chains, which only deal with spatial movements. As a result, their studies first succeeded in empirically exploring the relationships between consumer shop-around movements and money flows among shopping sites within a city center retail environment. As a result, the author and his coworkers uncovered the roles of many urban policies and facilities inexplicit so far by revealing how they contribute to the turnover of the whole town through stimulating Kaiyu . This gives a universal means of evaluation for urban development policy. Thus they have refreshed the scope of consumer shop-around studies from shop-around movements in the context of city planning, shopping marketing, and evaluation of urban revitalization policy, to town equity researches. This book presents step by step these conceptual developments by showing concrete research examples from their vast Kaiyu studies based on numerous empirical interview surveys at real retail environments.
An intimate glimpse of the artistry of two women whose beautiful, evocative, and carefully curated interiors are crafted from what they find around them. Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre have created a beautiful shopping and interiors experience with their unique store i gigi - a haven of beautiful gifts and unique pieces for your home. The muted, earthy colour palette is chic and modern and yet utterly timeless, allowing their pieces to fit seamlessly into any home. In this, their first book, they share their secrets and open their hearts as they describe the journey they have taken, what makes them tick and their philosophy, friendship, inspirations, ideas and interiors. i gigi is a destination store, selling the idea of a beautiful yet practical and achievable lifestyle. Their interiors feature reclaimed and revamped pieces and rooms that have been created on a shoestring. With stunning photography throughout, this is a truly fascinating look into their world.