Fifty Shades of Grey suffers slump among British readers

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James has suffered a setback in the week of the movie adaptation’s release after it emerged her erotic novel has fallen out of favour among British readers.

The installment in her trilogy, now a Hollywood movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, topped a list of Britain’s most-borrowed books from U.K libraries in 2014, but just a year later, it has failed to scrape into the top 100. The novel, which sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, failed to land a mention in the list compiled by the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation, which named Dan Brown’s blockbuster Inferno as Britain’s most-borrowed book over the last 12 months.

The news comes as filming on the movie adaptation of Inferno starring Tom Hanks is about to get underway. Hanks is reprising his role as Brown’s literary hero Professor Robert Langdon, the expert he previously played in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and director Ron Howard has been scouting filming locations in Europe over the last few weeks.