New books on London are hardly news; dozens are published each year. But I’m excited about Terry Farrell’s look at how cities are shaped by landscape. It should be of interest to anyone who wonders why London’s streets are so unfathomably awkward to get around. Three further volumes I’d recommend are here in my own collection; The London We Have Lost, London As It Might Have Been and Criminal London. All explore aspects of the city that have shaped our mental image of the capital.