EL James

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Dakota Johnson: making Fifty Shades of Grey was ‘psychotic’, ‘crazy’ and ‘always a battle’
Anastasia Steele actor describes constant disagreements on the set of the hit erotic thriller due to disagreements with Fifty Shades author EL James

Andrew Pulver

28, Jun, 2022 @5:33 PM

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American classics among most ‘challenged’ books of the decade in US
Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird among works protesters have tried to get removed from schools and libraries

Alison Flood

28, Sep, 2020 @3:04 PM

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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years
Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book world

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Fifty shades of dismay as grimmest campaign ever finally comes to an end | John Crace
Could EL James dominating the decade’s bestseller list be one reason Britain has fallen apart?

John Crace

13, Dec, 2019 @10:45 AM

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Female desire is all the rage. But are the stories still too driven by men? | Stephanie Merritt
Uncovering the mystery of women’s sexuality has become the hot topic in books, but old attitudes linger

Stephanie Merritt

27, Jul, 2019 @5:51 PM

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EL James’s new romance whipped by critics, but still romps to No 1
The Mister sells more than 52,000 copies in a week to top book charts – but is nowhere near equivalent sales of her Fifty Shades books

Alison Flood

24, Apr, 2019 @12:25 PM

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EL James's The Mister – turns out books and sex can be this bad
A coked-up lord bonks a trafficked Albanian immigrant as the Fifty Shades of Grey author swaps BDSM for dispiritingly creepy power games

Sian Cain

17, Apr, 2019 @3:21 PM

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EL James returns with 'passionate new romance' The Mister
Fifty Shades of Grey author promises a Cinderella story for the 21st century

Alison Flood

24, Jan, 2019 @2:41 PM

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From Star Trek to Fifty Shades: how fanfiction went mainstream
Since it began in the 1960s, fanfiction has been both loved and dismissed as the work of nerdy amateurs. Now, a new generation of authors is dissolving the distinction

Mikaella Clements

08, Aug, 2018 @9:09 AM

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'Women are having different fantasies': romantic fiction in the age of Trump
In the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, how do authors write a good sex scene? How ‘bad’ should the bad boy be? Romance writers and editors reflect on how the genre is changing

Alison Flood

08, Mar, 2018 @11:15 AM

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I see national treasure status being thrust on Fifty Shades | Barbara Ellen
It might be crass, cringeworthy trash but at least it’s ours

Barbara Ellen

11, Feb, 2018 @12:05 AM

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Fifty Shades Freed review – limp S&M threequel swaps Grey for beige
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return for more tame kink in the final chapter of a phenomenally successful franchise that’s also phenomenally dull

Benjamin Lee

08, Feb, 2018 @3:34 AM

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