10 October 2017
Darker

Susan Sandon, Managing Director of Cornerstone has acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights (exc. Canada) for Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian by E L James. The deal was struck with Valerie Hoskins of VHA Ltd in London.

Darker will be published this November in paperback, ebook and in audio. Publication will be simultaneous with Vintage in the USPenguin Random House Canada, and soon after, in territories around the world. A U.S. Spanish language edition, published by Vintage Español, will be available in December.

In Darker, E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a re-telling of Fifty Shades Darker from Christian Grey’s point of view. Ever since the 2015 publication of Grey, fans have been clamouring for a continuation of the series in Christian’s voice.

“The inside of Christian's head is a pretty daunting place to be,” said James. “Writing Darker offered me new insights into his character and motivations, and I hope readers find those insights as compelling as I did.”

Selina Walker, Publisher of Arrow and E L James’s UK editor says: “Christian Grey is one of the most conflicted and charismatic heroes of modern fiction, and this new book is full of surprises. In Darker, Ana and Christian confront some seemingly insuperable challenges, and I - like millions of other 'Fifty' fans - can't wait to discover more.”

E L James is represented by Valerie Hoskins of VHA Ltd in London. Foreign rights are handled by ILA in London.

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  • Darker

    Fifty Shades

  • E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

    Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

    But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana’s scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian’s confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?

    And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?

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