About this book
Sinclair sets out from the East London Olympic site - a ruin in the making as he sees it - on the trail of grand projects, millennial follies and imposed from above schemes. His alternative history of an unloved London borough, "Hackney, That Rose Red Empire" sold more than 10,000 copies in hardback.
Presents the stories of police raids and mass expulsions that jostle with accounts of failed grand projects: the Millennium Dome, Thames Gateway, and many other half-completed, ill-advised or abandoned structures.
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