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Maltese among top buyers of 50 Shades of Grey trilogy

Malta ranks second highest in number of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ erotic novels purchases off online book shopping site BookDepository.

Nestor Laiviera
6 January 2013, 12:00am
50 Shades of Grey: the book which can be found in most Maltese households.
50 Shades of Grey: the book which can be found in most Maltese households.
Weekly newspaper Illum reports that the Maltese have ranked second-highest when it comes to the number of copies of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy purchased off the popular online book shopping website BookDepository.com.

The erotic trilogy, dubbed 'mommy-porn' by critics and penned by Twilight fan E.L. James, has achieved world-wide popularity, as well as notoriety, for its sexual romps and mild debauchery.

In its book-buying trends recap for 2012, the online shopping site BookDepository unveiled which countries bought the greatest number of books of the titilating trilogy.

While Ireland ranked first, Malta came a close second, followed by Australia.

Read the full report in Sunday's issue of Illum.

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Janice Sant
The report also shows that the heavy buyers of this trilogy are found in a cluster around Bidnija.
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Well curiosity is our National Passtime!
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Malcolm Mifsud
Fascinating information. I can imagine a whole bevy of new literary nanny buffs discussing this masterpiece in our various cafe society must be seen in spots.Is this the Maltese answer to Virginia's Woolf Bloomsbury group?
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Malcolm Mifsud
Fascinating information. I can imagin
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