Book sparks libel action

David Irving is to seek libel damages over a book entitled Denying the Holocaust. He is taking publisher Penguin Books and author Deborah Lipstadt, of Atlanta, Georgia, US, to the High Court. Irving's action is also against David Crank, Alistair Babb, Stanley Bromley and Colin Orr in respect of distribution and sales of the book. The book, subtitled The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, was published by Penguin in July 994.