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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 06:56:57

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

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...

2006-03-13 02:05:00

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The restoration of a Merovingian monarchy descended from Jesus, emperor Constantine's conversion, the Knights Templar and the mysterious Priory of Sion might normally be reserved for rarefied academic debate. But over the last two weeks, they and other arcane themes from ancient and medieval history or folklore have been thrust into the here and now in a gripping copyright case that enters its third, and possibly final week on Monday. Millionaire...

2006-03-10 13:25:35

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Some heated verbal exchanges erupted on Friday in the closing stages of "The Da Vinci Code" copyright court case, in which two historians accuse author Dan Brown of lifting their research wholesale in his bestseller. Richard Leigh took to the witness box after more than three days of painstaking cross examination of co-claimant Michael Baigent, enlivening proceedings and saying all he had wanted was proper acknowledgement from Brown in his...

2006-03-07 08:18:01

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown was back in court on Tuesday to answer claims he plagiarized the work of two historians for his best-seller "The Da Vinci Code." After a week's break in hearings, the case proper began on Tuesday with Michael Baigent, who is suing Brown's British publisher, taking the witness stand. Baigent and Richard Leigh, who wrote the 1982 hit "The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail," are suing their own publisher Random House for copyright...

2006-02-28 12:34:24

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a copyright case, a lawyer told London's High Court on Tuesday. With over 36 million copies of his novel in circulation and a major Hollywood adaptation due for release in May, the stakes are high in a case brought against Brown's British publishers by historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh....

2006-02-28 08:25:48

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he came to write "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a London copyright case, a lawyer said on Tuesday. With over 36 million copies of his novel in circulation and a major Hollywood adaptation due for release in May, the stakes are high in a case brought against Brown's British publishers by historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. In...

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...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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