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A CARPARK: The joint world of literature and movie tie-ins was whipped into a circus tent of publicity yesterday as one world-renowned author attempted to save his own head from the lion's jaw of public opinion.

The Imbroglio over the religious text - which cannot be named here for legal reasons - was discovered in the sewers of Florence, before disappearing for a while then being found again soon after, buried under a chapel in Scotland.

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"Text A" as it is known. (Cover defaced to comply with European Anonymity Rulings).

According to the Imbroglio, large sections of "Text A" as it is being referred to, have existed in numerous forms before. It cited characterisation, narrative and most brazenly even exact names being transposed directly from other people's work.

But others claim the imbroglio is nothing more than a "rampant publicity machine" unleashed soon after sales of "Text A" began to tail off when everyone realised that the end of the world was not nigh, and that the Republicans would probably lose the next election.

We spoke to the renowned author who found himself embroiled in a case of "Where's the Truth?" worthy of one of his own books. The author - who's name is itself an anagram of "Own Brand" - told us about his particular "own brand" of writing: "I stand by my work. It is all accurate historically and it was written entirely by a reliable source; ie, myself. Obviously, if other people have written fact-based stories in the past there will be similarities but I stand by the claim that my text is unique in its accuracy."

Several high-profile members of the Christian faith (no, not that high profile...) have also aired their dissatisfaction with the book. Clergyman Peter Abdul-Al Goldstein has voiced anger at the way religious themes are treated throughout Text A: "To me it appears like a work of fiction - there's no fact to it; no substance. It is almost as if this author has gone around the world and collated themes from all different existing religions - both pagan and monotheistic - and amalgamated them together into one single invented religion."

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