“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.
Online reviewer Emma Kaye Wootton even suggested that the book was “blatantly plagiarized” and that Markle’s work should be “boycotted”.
“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.
However, the attacks were quickly dismissed by the very perpetrator the Duchess was accused of copying.
“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.