Julia Jackson

Julia Jackson is the assistant shop manager at Readings Carlton.

Reviews

The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams

Reviewed by Julia Jackson

Adapted and greatly expanded from her 2013 New Yorker article ‘Bones of Contention’, Paige Williams delves again, more deeply, into the heady and complex world of ‘commercial palaeontology’ and its i…

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A Spy in the Archives by Sheila Fitzpatrick

Reviewed by Julia Jackson

A Spy in the Archives, which began life as an essay in the London Review of Books in 2010, is a memoir rich in history as much as detail. Reading this book made me realise my own knowledge of Soviet …

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Skagboys by Irvine Welsh

Reviewed by Julia Jackson, Readings Carlton

1993 was the year in which Irvine Welsh was flung into the bestseller/cult realm with his debut, Trainspotting. Since then, he has continued to riff on ideas of masculinity, and other, bleaker, aspec…

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The Red House by Mark Haddon

Reviewed by Julia Jackson, Readings Carlton

Five red cars in a row or not, I knew it was a good day when I picked up the proof copy for The Red House, Mark Haddon’s third adult fiction book. I loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

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