"If the price of food had increased at the same rate as house prices in the UK over the past 50 years, then today a chicken would cost just under £70….in the capital…that's £140."

Dr Anna Minton is an investigative journalist, policy researcher and author specialising in the London housing crisis. Starting her career in journalism, Anna moved to think tanks and policy organisations before finally compiling her first book, Ground Control.

Anna has since joined the University of East London as a Reader in Architecture where she leads the 'Reading the Neoliberal City' programme. Alongside her more recent book Big Capital, Anna also regularly contributes to The Guardian, Financial Times and Prospect.

"Fierce, incisive, important. Anyone who lives or works in a building should read this book." Will Self on Big Capital