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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Fifty Shades of Grey replaces Bible in Cumbrian hotel

A Lakeland hotel has ditched the Bible in its rooms for a book of a different kind – Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James.

The novel idea came from Wayne Bartholomew, manager of the Damson Dene near Windermere in the Lake District and star of Channel 4’s fly-on-the-wall documentary, The Hotel. He hit on the idea in response to online chatter from his 3,210-plus Facebook fans.

Wayne said: “Fifty Shades of Grey is all that people are talking about at the moment, but I know that some are too shy to buy it for themselves. I thought it would be a special treat for our guests to find it in their bedside cabinet and that includes the men. They are as desperate to get their hands on a copy as are the women.

“While we are swapping one best-seller for another, the similarities don’t end there. The Gideon Bible is also full of references to sex and violence although it’s written using more formal language so James’ book is easier to read.”

The Gideon Bible will be available at the reception desk.

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