Posted: 5th Sep 2012 (0 comments)
By Sophia Grace
With global sales running into the tens of millions, Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels by E. L. James are not so much books as a publishing phenomenon. Why have these books been so successful? For a start, they follow a tried and tested formula straight out of Mills & Boon: take one slightly clumsy, socially inept, plain and virginal girl and one cool, handsome, incredibly rich and powerful young man – put them together and eventually, despite trials and tribulations, (you guessed it) it all works out.