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So it was all a publicity stunt then? But don’t you just love the judge?
A publicity stunt? Surely not 🙂
Totally a publicity stunt…I outline it on my blog who benefits from this lawsuit.
–RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com
“if it was such a collaborative exercise Mr Baigent and Mr Brown both went through an extensive ordeal in cross examination which they are likely to remember for some time”
Yes, I expect they are crying all the way to the bank.
And for the other team, note that the mass market paperback of DVC has now been published in the USA, they have been holding publication, first to make more money out of the hardback but latterly for the outcome of the trial. Of course, that will make more money for DB now.
Someone on another blog (Booksquare I think) had a rant and asked who on earth would buy the paperback as everyone must own the hardback by now. My suggested answer to that is “gifts”. (ie people buy it for other people rather than buying it to actually read).
PS. Love your note about Leigh’s book — with that description I can’t wait to read it either!
It seems like an inspired plan really — write a crap and obscure book, and when it goes as poorly as can be expected, hitch your metaphorical wagon to the nearest populist crap. Fame by proxy seems to be in these days.
Still — you have to hand it to Mr Brown, he’s done well out of writing badly…
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