London

A great deal of information is collected about London. The aim of this book is to bring much of that information together in one accessible source, to provide a comprehensive picture of London.

Author: Great Britain. Government Office for London

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780117019263

Category: London

Page: 201

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A great deal of information is collected about London. The aim of this book is to bring much of that information together in one accessible source, to provide a comprehensive picture of London. It brings together information which shows what London is like, what goes on in it and gives an insight into the people who live and work there. Data are provided on a wide selection of subjects such as economic activity in areas such as financial services, business and industry, tourism and investment; population and the workforce, as well as transport, travel, commuting patterns, and where people work; income and spending; education and training; housing and land use; leisure facilities and social aspects; living standards; health; and environmental quality. The book is aimed at both the general reader as well as the specialist, whether as Londoner, or visitor, local authority business, investor or the merely curious. It also gives advice on where to find additional sources of information for those who want to know even more.

Rereading Jack London

Making a Heterosexual Man Gender , Sexuality , and Narrative in the Fiction of
Jack London SCOTT DERRICK Gender and sexuality are both difficult subjects in
Jack London's fiction . On the one hand , as I shall argue , the reader of his tales ...

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804735162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is America’s most widely translated author (into more than eighty languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history. The breadth and depth of new critical study of London’s work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond a traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond the timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of London’s richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on London’s personal "world,” we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers.

London s Turning

Chapter 8 City to Sea : Some Socio - Demographic Impacts of Change in East
London Tim Butler , Chris Hamnett , Mark Ramsden and Sadiq Mir Introduction
The 2001 Census is the most recent comprehensive guide to how East London
has ...

Author: Philip Cohen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754670636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 741

Providing a comprehensive overview and critique of the Thames Gateway plan, this volume examines the impact of urban planning and demographic change on East London's material and social environment. It also examines the immediate and longer term prospects for the Thames Gateway project both in relation to the 'Olympics effect' and the growth of new forms of regionalism.

London a Social History

Postwar London presents an enigma. After the doodle-bugs the sigh was for '
business as usual', for peace and quiet and cosy, familiar routines, and
Londoners resumed their old lifestyles as if the clock could be turned back.
Demobbed ...

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674538399

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 928

An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

London Eyes

CHAPTER 10 REPRESENTATIONS OF DYSTOPIA AND THE FILM CITY OF
LONDON Sara de Freitas Introduction : Anxiety and Change Perhaps the most
striking feature of London ' s cinematic profile , gauged over a century of film , is
just ...

Author: Gail Cunningham

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845454074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 733

London incessantly generates and incites cultural responses, pre-eminently in the interconnected domains of literature and film. This book demonstrates that those responses have been sustained as vital experiments and engagements in configuring the city and its inhabitants. Including essays by prominent cultural, literary and film historians this volume forms an original and incisive contribution to ongoing debates about the city's intricate cultural history and its construction through both language and image, as a crucial site of identity, desire, exile and displacement.

London Street Names

Ortona Road , Falaise Road and Apeldoorn Crescent memorialize the battles
won by London's Royal Canadian Regiment at Ortona in Italy , by London's First
Hussars Armoured Regiment at Normandy's Falaise Gap in France , and by both
 ...

Author: Michael Baker

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550288025

Category: History

Page: 128

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London Street Names uncovers the stories behind over 100 streets in locations such as Byron, Lambeth, and Westminster township. This book contains contributions from more than 25 of the city's leading local historians.

The Annals of London

INTRODUCTION London is nearly two thousand years old , and there will no
doubt be extravagant parties in 2043 to mark its birthday . Since the Romans set
up their first dwellings near the Thames at the beginning of their 360 years of rule
 ...

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227958

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 201

Year by year, from 1065 to the present, disasters, innovations, and everyday events are revealed to display the wide spectrum of London life. The sweep of the book is vast ands its details magnificent. Richardson's informative text is supported by an extraordinary and eclectic collection of 200 historical illustrations. 7 color maps.

London

Architecture. of. London? [2 13 '4 15 [6 17 IS [9 2' 1. In Chapter i I asked whether
London had an architectural tradition. ... London's longest tradition, the Palladia!!
style, lasted only about two hundred years without serious challenge. However ...

Author: Anthony Sutcliffe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300110065

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

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London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and its architecture is a unique heritage. The Tower of London is an urban castle unique in Europe, St Paul’s is one of the world’s greatest domed cathedrals, and the squares and crescents of the West End inspired Haussmann’s Paris. In London, it is the variety of the streets, buildings, and parks that strikes the visitor. No king or government has ever set its mark here. Private ownership has shaped the city, and architects have served a wide variety of clients. London’s Classical era produced an elegant townscape between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian London were a potpourri of buildings large and small, each making its own design statement. In London: An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe takes the reader through two thousand years of architecture from the sublime to the mundane. With over 300 color illustrations the book is intended for the general reader and especially those visiting London for the first time.

Governing London

first council elections were held at the height of the social concern that suffused
London in the 1880s, which demonstrated that metropolitan opinion could attain
a kind of unity in response to an evangelistic appeal to social duty. (Davis 1989: ...

Author: Ben Pimlott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191583650

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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This timely book is the first to take a close historical look at Ken Livingstone s London. It examines the development of London governance from the demise of the Greater London Council to the establishment of the Greater London Authority. The authors investigate the working of Mayor and Assembly, unravel the underlying politics of London and explore policy debates about transport, crime, and economic development. Finally they pose a question of key importance, not just to Londoners, but also to those interested in urban governance throughout the world: to what extent can the creation of new institutions and instruments of government give a major city the sense of being a political community?

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

On 15 May 2003 , the Government announced its intention to support a bid to
stage the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London . Two months later the
British Olympic Association officially notified the International Olympic Committee
 ...

Author: Great Britain

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780105612063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

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The Act gives effect to the commitments made by the Government as part of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides for the statutory remit of the public bodies which will be tasked with delivering the Games. The Act also provides the legislative framework needed to enable the UK to fulfil the requirements which the International Olympic Committee place on host cities. The main measures of the Act provide for: (a) the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority, its powers, duties and functions; (b) the delivery of transport needs for the Games, including the necessary preparations in the lead up to 2012; (c) controls of marketing in connection with the Olympic Games, including the protection of Olympic intellectual property, restrictions on commercial association with the Games, the prohibition of street trading and outdoor advertising in the vicinity of Olympic venues and of ticket touting in connection with Olympic events; (d) the Mayor of London's power to prepare for and stage the Olympic Games; (e) the amendment of the purposes of regional development agencies to include the purpose of preparing for the London Olympics.

Queer London

PRO, MEPO 3 758: “Caravan Club 81 Endell Street WC1: Disorderly House/Male
Prostitutes,” minute 8c: Cyril L. to Billy (16 August 1934). 3. Matt Cook, London
and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885–1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge
University ...

Author: Matt Houlbrook

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226354628

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 855

'Queer London' explores the underground gay culture of London during four decades when homosexual acts between consenting adults remained illegal. The author discovers how queer men made sense of their sexuality and how their lifestyles were affected by and in turn influenced the life of the metropolis.

London Newspapers in the Age of Walpole

Although London with its massive population, high level of literacy, and
sophisticated commercial structure formed the hub of the newspaper business,
provincial distribution was crucial to a large section of the London press. From
the 1690s ...

Author: Michael Harris

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838632734

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 443

Focusing on the mid-eighteenth century, this book provides the first clear view of the press of London, where the dominant patterns of organization and content of the English press were worked out.

The Complete Poetry of Jack London

This book is about Jack London's profound love of poetry and how it influenced
his writing. Its scope includes not only the poetry that London wrote but also the
poetry of others that he so frequently and effectively embedded in his work.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Little Red Tree Publishing,

ISBN: 0978944623

Category:

Page: 241

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London Directions

London's international airports are all less than an hour from the city centre, and
the city's train and bus terminals are all pretty ... Heathrow Airport (t0870/000
0123; wwww.baa.co.uk),15 miles west of central London, has four terminals and
is ...

Author: Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1843533162

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 656

Slim, stylish and pocketable, London Directions is full of ideas for stopovers and flying visits to Europe''s most exciting city and richly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photos. There''s a full-colour introductory "Ideas" section full of inspired suggestions for visitors, from "Queasy London" and "Indulgent London" to "Riverside London" and "Free London", with each selection cross-referenced to its location later in the guide. Flip to the practical "Places" section – split into 24 chapters – and explore the city, district by district, covering central London and the less obvious areas such as Smithfield, Clerkenwell and trendy Hoxton. Every sight, restaurant, bar and shop is located on user-friendly maps. The handy basics section covers everything from arrival and city transport to listings of cinemas and theatre venues.

London Pageants

9 . age of ourf London te moeten in Felice Tortil , e [ From “ The Passage of our
most drad Soveraigne Ladye Queene Elyzabeth through the Citie of London to
Westminster , the day before her Coronation , Anno 1558 . Imprinted at London in
 ...

Author: John Gough Nichols

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: City of London (England)

Page: 121

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London and the Thames Valley

Rivers and Canals Rivers The tributary rivers of the Thames in the Greater
London area have all , at one time or another , been used for industrial or leisure
purposes . Although rivers in their natural state cannot properly be regarded as
part of ...

Author: Denis Smith

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727728760

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

View: 189

This book deals with the civil engineering heritage of the capital and Thames Valley. The development of London has attracted the design and construction skills of a range of eminent civil engineers and contractors. The work of Sir Marc and I K Brunel, the Rennie family, Robert Stephenson, William Cubitt, Sir Joseph Bazelgette, and many others is included.The books in this series have all been designed specifically as guide books for exploring these landmarks, and provide the reader with a ticket into Britain's engineering history.

Growing Up in Medieval London

Glowing descriptions of medieval London abound, beginning with Fitz- stephen's
from the twelfth century.1 But looking at the city through the eyes of its children
and youth gives a different perspective on the city and on the material conditions
 ...

Author: Barbara A. Hanawalt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195093841

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 634

Details what childhood was like in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century London, discussing the importance of education and providing narratives of individual children

Concert Life in London from Mozart to Haydn

The concert in London life Expanding demand London ' s concert life clearly
flourished in this period as never before , and no European capital ( not even
Paris ) could rival the scale and variety of entertainments on offer . This growth
appears ...

Author: Simon McVeigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521028905

Category: Music

Page: 300

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During the second half of the eighteenth century, the pace of London's concert life quickened dramatically, reflecting both the prosperity and the commercial vitality of the capital. The most significant development was the establishment of the public concert within the social and cultural life of fashionable society. The subscription concerts that premiered symphonies by J. C. Bach and Haydn were conspicuous symbols of luxury, even though they were promoted on broadly commercial lines. Drawing on hitherto untapped archival sources and a comprehensive study of daily newspapers, this book analyses audiences at venues as diverse as the Hanover Square Rooms, Vauxhall Gardens and City taverns. The musical taste of the London public is investigated in the light of contemporary theories of aesthetics, and there is detailed discussion of the financial and practical aspects of concert management and performance, in a period that encouraged enterprise and innovation.


Imagining Early Modern London

Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype, 1598-1720 J. F. Merritt
. CHAPTER 5 Gendered spaces: patterns of mobility and perceptions of London's
geography, 1660-1750 Robert B. Shoemaker In the 122 years between the ...

Author: J. F. Merritt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521773461

Category: History

Page: 305

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An interdisciplinary exploration of Londoners' mental and social world during the long seventeenth century.