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Author E.L. James attends the Fifty Shades Of Grey New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb. 6, 2015 in New York City.
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Police are investugating the theft of a manuscript of the Fifty Shade of Grey prequel, the BBC has reported.

The theft took place on Tuesday in London according to the book’s publishers Random House. It is feared that the thieves will sell extracts of the novel by EL James to the media or distribute it for free on the Internet.

The book, Grey,which is due to be released next week, recounts the first part of the trilogy from billionaire Christian Grey’s point of view.

Random House and their solicitors would not give any more information about the missing book.

The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold over 125 million copies worldwide and the film of the first book made over $600


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