50 Sheds of Grey spoof leaves original in the shade: Book outsells original in past two weeksPastiche that skewers Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon outsells original over last fortnight The book follows a man torn between his wife's sexual adventurism and spending time in his beloved shed PUBLISHED: 23:32 GMT, 23 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 23 December 2012 An erotic book based around a garden shed does not sound like an instant bestseller. But when it is a clever parody of this year’s most talked about racy novel, it is a recipe for success.
Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am The number of baby products sold overnight has rocketed by 78 per centMany 'shopturnals' are new parents kept awake by their children | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 While others are asleep, more and more of us are ‘shopturnals’ – shopping online between midnight and 6am. Many of these shoppers are new parents who are kept awake by their babies.
The saucy book that's caused a rotten row between neighbours: Writer causes outrage after locals say she based erotic novel on them Angela Hargreaves' novel Rotten Row is described as a tale of 'sexual encounters' and the 'complexity of living in close proximity to some neighbours'The writer's own neighbours in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, are now refusing to speak to her after accusing her of basing the story on their lives Hargreaves insists the book is fictional | UPDATED: 12:52 GMT, 10 December 2012 Authors often base their novels on their own experiences, over-heard conversations or eccentric characters they may have met throughout their lives. But one writer has caused offense by keeping her characters too close to home – as she's been accused of basing them on her own neighbours. Friends of novelist Angela Hargreaves, who lives in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, are now refusing to speak to her after private conversations they've had with her and secrets they've confided have allegedly ended up in her book.