Brown hits back at 'absurd' copying claims

<p>Dan Brown today branded claims that he plundered the "architecture" of The Da Vinci Code from The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail as "absurd" and "simply untrue", denying that he had even read all of the book. In a compelling High Court appearance that lifted the veil on his writing process, Brown told a packed courtroom that neither he nor his wife had studied the book until after he had written a synopsis for publishers.

The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh accuse the millionaire novelist of having lifted the "architecture" of their 1982 work for hi...

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