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    DescriptionOn 19 February 2008, Shannon Matthews disappeared while making her way home from a school swimming trip. The 999 call made by her mother, Karen, alerted the police to the nine-year-old's disappearance and sparked a massive search across the north of England. The story dominated newspaper headlines and television news for the weeks that followed and there was even an offer of a GBP50,000 reward for the person who found Shannon. 24 days later, Shannon was found, concealed in the base of a divan bed in a flat about a mile away from her home in West Yorkshire. The truth that unfolded over the subsequent weeks horrified the public, who had sympathised with the seemingly striken mother and even helped in the search for Shannon. It transpired that the abduction of the innocent girl had been a wicked plan dreamed up by her own mother in league with an accomplice, her stepfather's uncle, Michael Donovan. Donovan lured Shannon into his car with the promise of a trip to the fair. For almost three weeks, she was kept hidden in his home and given temazepam and travel sickness tables to subdue her. While Shannon suffered, her captors came up with a plan to release her in Dewsbury Market, and for Donovan to find her and claim the reward money. Shannon was finally discovered when neighbours told police that they had heard a child's footsteps coming from Donovan's flat.


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    Title
    Shannon
    Subtitle
    The True Story of Britain's Cruellest Mother
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rose Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 278
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 209 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844548620
    ISBN 10: 1844548627
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: HV
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BISAC V2.8: FAM001010
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, BIO024000
    DC22: 364.154092, 364.154094281
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 364.15409428
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Publisher
    BLAKE PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    John Blake Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    02 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rose Martin is a journalist for the "Mirror."