One of the interesting aspects of being in London, according to Jonathan Raban, author of the 1974 book Soft City, is trying to mentally encompass, and navigate around, the entirety of this city. Of course we always fail, so instead we create inner personal maps of London that represent our everyday lives and imagined culture. These mental maps can be quite small. It is perhaps no coincidence that London, even though it is a global city, is in fact made up of small localities, and often micro localities (see, for example, Chatsworth Road). Read more on the Motherhood.