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  • (noun): United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916).
    Synonyms: Jack London, John Griffith Chaney
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London

London i/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Jerzy Grotowski - Bibliography
... by Peter Brook) (1968) The Theatre of Grotowski by Jennifer Kumiega, London Methuen, 1987 ... At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions by Thomas Richards, London Routledge, 1995 ... by Lisa Wolford and Richard Schechner, London Routledge, 1997 ...
London - Twin Cities
... There are 46 other places on six continents named after London ... As well as London's twinning, the London boroughs have twinnings with parts of other cities across the world ... The Greater London Authority has twinning arrangements with Bogotá, Colombia La Paz, Bolivia Arequipa, Peru Berlin, Germany Delhi, India Johannesburg, South Africa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuwait City, Kuwait ...
Victoria Line - Depot
... and storage area for trains on the Victoria Line of the London Underground, the only part of the line above ground ... is next to Northumberland Park railway station, on Tottenham Marshes, Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey ... As part of Transport for London's tube upgrade scheme, the depot has been expanded and upgraded to accommodate the new fleet of 2009 Tube Stock trains ...
Yakov Peters - Early Years
... Peters emigrated to England and lived in London where he was a member of the London Group of the Social Democracy of Latvia and of the British Socialist Party ... He married May Freeman, the daughter of a London banker, and together they had a daughter, Maisie Peters-Freeman (born 1914) ...
Queen's Guard - Operating Area
... that come under the operating area of the British Army's London District, which is responsible for the administration of the Household Division ... This covers Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the Tower of London, as well as Windsor Castle ... of Holyroodhouse, but not as regularly as in London ...

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    Unreal city,
    Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
    A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
    I had not thought death had undone so many.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other. The chiefs of savage tribes have distinguished themselves in London and Paris, by the purity of their tournure.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Last night, party at Lansdowne-House. Tonight, party at Lady Charlotte Greville’s—deplorable waste of time, and something of temper. Nothing imparted—nothing acquired—talking without ideas—if any thing like thought in my mind, it was not on the subjects on which we were gabbling. Heigho!—and in this way half London pass what is called life.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)