Fifty Shades of Grey

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Soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James


When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view …

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    ISBN: 9781784750251
    Published: 06/01/2015
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    Extent: 560 pages
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"The cream of the crop." - Independent

"Not only reviving the book market, but also reader’s marriages." - Daily Mail

"Revolutionised the genre of erotic fiction." - Observer

"One of the publishing sensations of the year." - Stylist

"A social-media literary phenomenon." - Observer

"The shocking bestseller we can’t stop talking about." - Entertainment Weekly

"The biggest selling novel of the moment." - Daily Express

"A phenomenon." - Telegraph

"Women will undoubtedly be discussing it for years to come." - Telegraph

"The huge erotic breakout novel of the digital download revolution." - Guardian

E L James

E L James

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, the multi-million-copy bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey which, together with its sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, became a worldwide phenomenon.

On August 1st 2012 Amazon announced that EL James had become Amazon's bestselling author ever on, and on the 7th August 2012 Fifty Shades of Grey became the bestselling novel in the UK since records had begun in 1998. Publishers Weekly also nominated her their Publishing Person of the Year, 2012.

The global film release of Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson will start in North America on Friday 1st August 2014, with opening dates around the world to be announced.