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    Copyright E. L. James 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored

    in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,

    recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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    E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two

    based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of

    writing stories that readers would fall in love with but put those

    dreams on hold to focus on her family and career. She finally

    plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel

    Fifity Shades of Grey. She is also the author of Fifty Shades

    Darkerand Fifty Shades Freed.

    Copyright E. L. James 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored

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    Books by E L James

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Freed

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    First published by The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing House, Australia, 2011

    This edition published by Arrow Books, 2012

    2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1

    Copyright Fifty Shades, Ltd, 2011

    E L Grey has asserted her right under the Copyright, Designsand Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.

    This book is a work of fiction. Names and characters are the product of the authorsimagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

    The author published an earlier serialised version of this story online with differentcharacters as Master of the Universe under the pseudonym Snowqueens Icedragon.

    This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise,be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publishers prior consent in

    any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similarcondition, including this condition, being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

    First published in Great Britain in 2012 byArrow Books

    Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road,London SW1V 2SA

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    A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

    ISBN 9780099579939

    Book design by Claudia MartinezCover design based on design by Jennifer McGuire

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    Printed and bound by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon, CR0 4YY

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    ACK NOW LEDGMENTS

    I am indebted to the following people for their help and

    support:

    To my husband, Niall, thank you for tolerating my

    obsession, being a domestic god, and doing the first edit.

    To my boss, Lisa, thank you for putting up with me

    over the last year or so while I indulged in this madness.

    To CCL, Ill never tell, but thank you.

    To the original bunker babes, thank you for your

    friendship and constant support.

    To SR, thank you for all the helpful advice from the

    start and for going first.

    To Sue Malone, thanks for sorting me out.

    To Amanda and all at TWCS, thank you for taking

    a punt.

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    Copyright E. L. James 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored

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