Madeleine: Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her

Madeleine: Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her

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By (author) Kate McCann

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  • Publisher: Corgi Books
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 38mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552165158
  • ISBN 13: 9780552165150
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised, Updated ed.
  • Illustrations note: 2 x 8 page colour picture sections
  • Sales rank: 24,575

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"The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts...My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth...Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give. As with every action we have taken over the last five years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine. When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything...Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl". (Kate McCann).

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Madeleine McCann was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday, 3 May 2007. Kate and Gerry McCann established 'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned' in response to the many generous donations that started to flood in from the general public who were wanting to help the search for their daughter in some way. As there had been no police force in the world actively looking for Madeleine since July 2008, the fund enabled a small team of committed and experienced people to investigate Madeleine's disappearance. It continues to support the search and also runs awareness campaigns in several countries, to ensure the public know that Madeleine is still missing, and to encourage them to remain vigilant. Once Madeleine has been found, the fund will be used to assist searches for other missing children worldwide.

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"You won't find a more moving and powerful account of love and loss" -- Douglas Wight News of the World "Madeleine is not only an impressive and well-written chronicle of a terrible crime, it is a must-read because someone out there knows something" -- James Murray Sunday Express "Powerful... Kate's book blazes with the sheer, visceral force of her love for her daughter" -- Sandra Parsons Daily Mail "Mrs McCann writes honestly about her torment" -- Robert Mendick Sunday Telegraph "It's hard to read these words without wanting to weep" -- Christina Patterson Independent

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'The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts ... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth ... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give. As with every action we have taken over the last five years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine. When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything ... Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.' Kate McCann www.findmadeleine.com