Things only other book lovers will understand: Red’s literary editor Sarra Manning has too many books and so little time…

Good news for fans of American books in the UK: Amazon has launched an “international shopping experience” through an app which allows customers worldwide to browse and ship more than 45 million products from the US. (US readers, sorry: it doesn’t seem as if the app is available for us to buy books from the UK — yet!)

 Amy Sackville, author of Painter to the King, shares her top 10 novels about painters.
The Week rounds up 2018’s best crime fiction.
The Guardian calls Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce “a winning wartime romp“.
The shortlist for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel is out.
Orion’s Tom Noble and Alice Commins are among book trade figures running in Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon to raise money for charity.
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