Fifty Shades of Grey sales success for WH Smith

Press Association
WH Smith
WH Smith

The phenomenal success of Fifty Shades Of Grey and other copycat "passion" books has given retailer WH Smith a lift.

The erotic novel has sold more than five million copies, making it the best-selling book in Britain since records began, and WH Smith said its 600 high street stores have seen a boost from the trilogy and a raft of similarly racy books that have proved popular in its wake.