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UK Hotel Swaps Bibles For Fifty Shades of Grey
The Damson Dene hotel in Great Britain's Lake District has placed copies of the bestselling novel in all 40 of its hotel rooms.
The hotel's owner, Jonathan Denby, purchased the hotel from a Methodist group a decade ago and told NBC news that he has been wondering what to replace the Bibles with ever since. A religious book is "wholly inappropriate" in a private bedroom, he told NBC, and wanted to find a suitable replacement.
Denby says that he himself has not read the books.
"I was thinking originally of putting in a book by Ayn Rand - 'Atlas Shrugged' was my first thought..."(But) because everybody is reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' we thought it would be a hospitable thing to do, to have this available for our guests, especially if some of them were a little bit shy about buying it because of its reputation."
We have, and we're sincerely hoping that the Damson Dene has very thorough daily housekeeping services.