Fifty Shades of Grey

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The return of the bonkbuster: how horny heroines are starting a new sexual revolution
I longed for novels about female desire - women empowered by sex and their expressions of lust. So I sat down and wrote my own

Daisy Buchanan

31, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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150m Shades of Grey: how the decade's runaway bestseller changed our sex lives
Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were by far the bestselling books of the 2010s, kickstarting an erotica and kink boom. But did it lead to lasting change?

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2020 @6:00 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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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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Mary Steenburgen: 'We have ugly words for successful female actors'
The star on industry prejudice, female friendship and why ageing is so appealing

Zoe Williams

04, Oct, 2018 @5:50 AM

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Why pop stars want to get in bed with the Fifty Shades franchise
From Ellie Goulding to Liam Payne, the soundtrack to the low-level bondage film provides a platform for vanilla artists to add a sense of risk to their brand

Kathy Iandoli

26, Jan, 2018 @12:59 PM

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‘Porn for women’ searches are up, but female sexuality existed long before Fifty Shades | Ash Sarkar
Porn didn’t invent women’s desire or exploitation, but, looking back at history, it has a powerful role in shaping both, says writer and academic Ash Sarkar

Ash Sarkar

15, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Fifty Shades sequel tops bestseller lists but whips up little enthusiasm
The latest twist in EL James’s erotic saga posts only a quarter of its predecessor’s first-week sales, but still storms to bestseller summit

Alison Flood

07, Dec, 2017 @5:35 PM

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Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm
In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer

Donna Ferguson

23, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 unlikely romantic heroes in fiction
From the disgusting appeal of Christian Grey to the neglected charms of Shakespeare’s Don Pedro, Jenny Colgan picks her favourite difficult dreamboats

Jenny Colgan

24, May, 2017 @9:12 AM

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Advanced Fifty Shades studies: five films to liven up our classrooms
20th Century Fox is offering US teachers free learning materials inspired by its Nasa-themed hit Hidden Figures. But why stop there?

Graeme Virtue

21, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Hit Makers: How Things Become Popular review – the secret of selling squillions
Derek Thompson unravels the mystery of Fifty Shades’ mega-sales

Ben East

19, Feb, 2017 @6:59 AM

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