Sunday, October 23, 2005

Da Vinci Code action moves to court

LONDON - Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is to face a High Court action in London brought by the authors of the 1982 non-fiction book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, who allege his blockbuster was based on their decade of research. Speaking ahead of a preliminary hearing of the case next week, Richard Leigh, 62, one of the writers, said: "I don't begrudge Brown his success. I have no particular grievance against him, except for the fact that he wrote a pretty bad novel." Mr. Leigh and Michael Baigent, 57, his co-author, are suing Random House, Mr. Brown's publishers, for infringement of their ideas. [More]


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