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Unfortunately, I believe that your claim has poor prospects of success.
Copyright infringement in respect of ideas for film and book plots is very hard to prove. Jeffrey Archer has been getting away with ripping off other authors' plot lines for years, while the author of "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown, successfully defend a claim by the authors of the non-fiction pseudo-history book upon which he based his best-selling thriller, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".
Furthermore, there is a six year limitation period from the date of the breach to issue court proceedings in intellectual property claims. If M&S's book was first published in 1992, your claim is significantly out of time to issue court proceedings and will probably fail on this point alone.
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