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Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire by Iain Sinclair

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire by Iain Sinclair

A personal record of our borough, where Sinclair has lived for forty years. It is a documentary fiction, seeking to capture the spirit of place, before Hackney succumbs to mendacious green papers, eco boasts, sponsored public art and the Olympic Park gnawing at its edges. A must-read for Hackney lovers.