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New Fifty Shades book 'Grey' manuscript 'stolen'

Published 10/06/2015

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
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A scene from Fifty Shades
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Focus Features
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in Fifty Shades Of Grey
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Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal Pictures)

EL James' publishers have said they will not rush to release her latest novel despite fears pirate copies could appear after reports a manuscript of the sado-masochistic tale was stolen.

Grey which is due to be released on June 18 retells the hit Fifty Shades of Grey story from the title character's point of view.

The draft was noticed be missing by Penguin Random House according to laywers acting on behalf of the publisher.

A spokeswoman for Penguin Random House said: "Grey will be published on June 18 - Christian Grey's birthday - as planned. We have no further comment to make due to the ongoing police investigation."

James said she wrote the book after huge demand from fans. On the opening page, she says it is "dedicated to those readers who asked ... and asked ... and asked ... and asked for this".

The first of the trilogy of the books, which has sold more than 125 million copies worldwide, was turned into a hit film which starred Holywood-born actor Jamie Dornan as the lead title and Dakota Johnson.

The Fifty Shades trilogy - Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed - has sold more than 125 million copies around the world.

It has made James a millionaire many times over. This year's Sunday Times Rich List estimated her fortune at £75 million.

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Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
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Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.
Jamie Dornan
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Jamie Dornan and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.
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Modelling in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans
In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.
He modelled for Calvin Klein (with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands.
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At a Calvin Klein event
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With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine
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