Courting Fiction

Friday, March 10, 2006


Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is being sued in a London court for copyright infringement. Plaintiffs Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh claim that aspects of the mega-hit novel were cribbed from their non-fiction book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Brooke talks first with Katherine Rushton, a reporter for Bookseller, then with Sarah Dunant, author of In the Company of the Courtesan, about the case and the nature of historical fiction.

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