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The Da Vinci Code & The Lost Symbol (ROYALTIES 2014)

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Martin Robert Clampin

Norwich, UK

#1 Feb 7, 2014
Roger i was hoping to get your attention and ask for my royalty monies from the many books,films and lyrics i have been behind, i've made alot of people very rich with my ideas for books/films and lyrics, i am hoping you will hand over the money one-day soon before you retire. What have you done with all the money? I was hoping to retire on a private island like Sir Richard Branson, 200 million book sales should just about do the job!

Many thanks

Martin Clampin 07/02/2014

Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown's novels are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period,[1] and feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 52 languages, and as of 2012, sold over 200 million copies. Two of them, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, have been adapted into films.[What the World doesn't know is that Dan Brown is really a ghostwriter, and the real Dan Brown comes from Norfolk and the books were put together by Martin Robert Clampin in 2002 @Hunters Squash Club, Norfolk England] This makes Dan Brown a fraud and deception carried out on a global scale, with Roger Holden who was trusted to copyright the books at Hansells Solicitor's at the epicentre of the corruption scandal.

Brown's novels that feature the lead character Robert Langdon also include historical themes and Christianity as motifs, and as a result, have generated controversy. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, though he is on a 'constant spiritual journey' himself, and says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith."
Dan Brown, the eldest of three children, was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. He grew up on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, where his father Richard G. Brown was a teacher of mathematics, and wrote textbooks from 1968 until his retirement in 1997.[4][5] Both of Brown's parents are also singers and musicians, having served as church choir masters, with his mother also serving as church organist.[6] Brown was raised an Episcopalian.,[4] but has stated he has drifted away from religion.[7]

Brown's interest in secrets and puzzles stems from their presence in his household as a child, where codes and ciphers were the linchpin tying together the mathematics, music and languages in which his parents worked. The young Brown spent hours working out anagrams and crossword puzzles, and he and his siblings participated in elaborate treasure hunts devised by their father on birthdays and holidays. On Christmas, for example, Brown and his siblings did not find gifts under the tree, but followed a treasure map with codes and clues throughout their house and even around town to find the gifts.[8] Brown's relationship with his father inspired that of Sophie Neveu and Jacques Sauniere in The Da Vinci Code, and Chapter 23 of that novel was inspired by one of his childhood treasure hunts.[9]

After graduating from Phillips Exeter, Brown attended Amherst College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He played squash, sang in the Amherst Glee Club, and was a writing student of visiting novelist Alan Lelchuk. Brown spent the 1985 school year abroad in Seville, Spain, where he was enrolled in an art history course at the University of Seville.[8] Brown graduated from Amherst in 1986.[10]

At 200 million books sold, he is one of the highest selling authors of all time and with only six books, he has achieved these sales writing fewer books than anyone above him on the list.[2][unreliable source?] The Robert Langdon series is currently the seventh highest selling series of all time.

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