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  • 16 August 2012, 10:31

New Fifty Shades gets 'darker and darker'

Fifty Shades of Gray /Ext

Fans of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey might be a little disappointed with what looks to be the latest installment in the series.

It is billed as a "stunning tour de force" which gets "darker and darker" as the book continues - but all is not quite as it seems.

Closer inspection of 'Fifty Shades of Gray' reveals it to be a novelty notepad featuring 200 blank pages on different shades of gray paper.

There are four pages in each of the 50 shades which - as advertised - start light and get darker and darker.

The 12.99 book, sold on Amazon, was dreamt up by author Sheridan Simove who previously had a hit with What Men Think About Apart From Sex, also containing 200 blank pages.

Speaking of his latest project, Mr Simove said: "Just like EL James's popular novel, I hope my new book will deliver deep and satisfying pleasure."

Meanwhile, racy pensioners are reportedly bombarding a charity for audio versions of the real thing.

Calibre Audio Library has received hundreds of requests for copies of the erotic trilogy, with most coming from women over 70.

Bosses at the charity, which provides audiobooks for the visually impaired, have had to order in extra copies to cope with demand.