Markle accused of plagiarizing 2018 children’s book, but defended by author – fr

Markle accused of plagiarizing 2018 children’s book, but defended by author – fr

Meghan Markle’s new children’s book is already coming under fire ahead of publication – with online reviews accusing it of looking like a scam of another work already available in stores.

“Before you run out of money and waste money on Harry’s Wife’s Book, read ‘The Boy on the Bench’ by Corrinne Averiss and Gabriel Alborozo … The Original,” a twitter user wrote of apparent resemblance.

Dozens more quickly complained on Twitter that the Duchess of Sussex’s book ‘The Bench’ not only shared a similar title to the 2018 book by British author Averiss – but similar artwork as well. by Christian Robinson.

Many others have insisted that the screenplay – which Markle said “started out as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born” – sounded too similar to be true.

Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle is accused of plagiarizing her children’s book, “The Bench”.
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Online reviewer Emma Kaye Wootton even suggested that the book was “blatantly plagiarized” and that Markle’s work should be “boycotted”.

Cover of "The bench" par Meghan Markle.
Critics are calling for a boycott of Meghan Markle’s children’s book.
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“I bet Corrinne’s book is in Archie’s collection. That’s where his idea came from. I don’t believe it’s his own thinking or that it reflects his idyllic life, ”she said.

Cover of "The boy on the bench" by Corrinne Averiss and Gabriel Alborozo.
Corrinne Averiss, one of the authors of “The Boy on the Bench”, says Meghan Markle’s book “is not the same story”.

However, the attacks were quickly dismissed by the very perpetrator the Duchess was accused of copying.

Prince Harry, his son Archie and his wife Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle says the screenplay for “The Bench” comes from a poem she wrote for Prince Harry on Father’s Day.
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“Reading the description and the published excerpt from the Duchess’s new book, it’s not the same story or the same theme as ‘The Boy on the Bench’. I don’t see any similarity, ” Averiss insisted on Twitter.


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