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Taking the stand one last time in the courtroom confrontation with Random House, her former publisher, Joan Collins was all pumped up. Even her hair-do, a swirl of raven-black armour, had a formidable quality that had not been there before.

Write or wrong, proof may be danger to fiction

THE NEW YORK publishing community has died and gone to Court TV heaven. At any rate, it might as well be dead for all the work that got done last week; from one end of Manhattan to the other, editors, proof- readers and literary agents sat gaping at Channel 51.

Collins novels `were fixable', court hears

Joan Collins had no need for the Kleenex yesterday in her court battle with Random House as experts defended her claim that she fulfilled a multi-million-dollar book contract signed with the company five years ago.

Poor old Joan

Joan Collins ain't Shakespeare. She is a rich writer of poor stories. Her books are not bought for their lucid examinations of the dark night of the human soul, nor for their grand evocations of time and place. But in the mid and late Eighties, when Dallas and Dynasty ruled the airwaves, they sold.

I've spent advance, says defiant Collins

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