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New Grey book a hit with readers

The latest instalment in Fifty Shades author EL James's sadomasochistic saga has proved a hit with readers, selling more than a million copies in the US since Thursday.

The new book, called Grey, is a re-telling of the first novel in the hit series about an affair between mysterious tycoon Christian Grey and lover Anastasia Steele from the point of view of its title character.

Latest sales figures from the US show that it has already sold 1.1 million copies there.