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New ‘Fifty Shades’ book due this month

E L James has announced that she will release a new version of her bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey this month. Grey will retell the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of character Christian Grey, and will be published on Grey’s birthday, 18 June. James said: ‘Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story.’ The book will be published simultaneously in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand by Penguin Random House (PRH). Susan Sandon, managing director of PRH division Cornerstone, said: ‘Planning for publication on June 18th in all our territories has been challenging—but what a fabulous challenge to have! Thanks to superb teamwork and meticulous planning, I know that fans around the world will be able to help mark Christian’s birthday by reading his side of the story.’ The ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.

 

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