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2006-03-13 12:24:58

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown said on Monday he was "astounded" at allegations by two historians that he copied their work wholesale when writing his best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code." In a statement released after he took the witness stand, the 41-year-old pointed out that he had credited the work of Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh in his novel. "I would like to restate that I remain astounded by the claimants' choice to file this...

2006-03-13 09:42:27

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown said on Monday he was "astounded" at allegations by two historians that he copied their work wholesale when he wrote the best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code." In a statement released to reporters after he took the witness stand for the first time, the 41-year-old also pointed out that he credited the work of Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh in the body of his novel. "I would like to restate that I remain...

2006-03-13 03:28:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown is expected to take the witness stand on Monday to face accusations he lifted the whole structure of another book when he wrote his best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code." Two historians, who have already given evidence, are suing Brown's British publisher Random House, which also publishes their own 1982 historical work "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail." Both books deal with the theme of Jesus marrying and having a child by Mary...

2006-03-13 03:25:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown is expected to take the witness stand on Monday to face accusations he lifted the whole structure of another book when he wrote his best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code." Two historians, who have already given evidence, are suing Brown's British publisher Random House, which also publishes their own 1982 historical work "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail." Both books deal with the theme of Jesus marrying and having a child by Mary...

2006-03-10 15:30:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took aim at "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday, launching a Web site that disputes central points of the best-selling novel. The site, http://www.jesusdecoded.com, denies one point on which the novel turns, saying the New Testament "does not offer any support for speculation about Jesus' being married or having a child." The novel by Dan Brown centres on the idea that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, they had children who...

2006-03-10 15:30:00

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took aim at "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday, launching a Web site that disputes central points of the best-selling novel. The site, http://www.jesusdecoded.com , denies one point on which the novel turns, saying the New Testament "does not offer any support for speculation about Jesus' being married or having a child." The novel by Dan Brown centres on the idea that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, they had children who survived and married...

2006-02-27 11:25:28

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown attended a London court on Monday at the start of a trial in which two historians are accusing him of copying their ideas in his best-selling religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code." Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent are suing Brown's British publisher Random House for lifting "the whole architecture" of the research that went into their 1982 non-fiction book "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail." Brown's book has more than 36...

2006-02-27 08:25:00

LONDON -- Author Dan Brown appeared in court on Monday at the start of a trial in which two historians say he copied their work to write "The Da Vinci Code" best-seller and are suing his British publisher. Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent are suing their own publisher Random House for lifting "the whole architecture" of the research that went into their 1982 non-fiction book "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail," itself a bestseller. Brown's religious thriller has more than 36 million copies...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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