Sunday, November 21, 2010

'Spoof' reporter ANTONELLA LAZZERI

A BOOK about Madeleine McCann is to be published by her parents who are desperate to keep the hunt for her going.

Called simply Madeleine it will be published around next May — the fourth anniversary of her abduction.
All proceeds from the book will be donated to the Find Madeleine fund which pays for the search for missing Maddie to continue.
Maddie was three years old when she was snatched while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in May 2007.

Missing ... Maddie was snatched in 2007
Missing ... Maddie was snatched in 2007

Literary agent Christopher Little is acting for her parents Kate and Gerry McCann.

The McCanns were introduced to Mr Little by Harry Potter author JK Rowling who is represented by him.
She has been a huge supporter of the couple and has donated thousands to the Find Madeleine fund.

The McCanns, from Rothley, Leicestershire, asked JK Rowling for help after realising that the fund, which currently stands at £300,000 would run out by next spring.

A source close to the McCanns revealed yesterday: "Writing the book is proving to be a very painful experience for them, reliving all the awful memories and writing about their darling daughter when she is still not home.

"It is really the book they never wanted to write.

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"But they are desperate to keep the search for her going and see it as one of the best ways of raising money for the Find Madeleine fund."

Yesterday Kate, 42, said: "There are several different reasons as to why I finally came to the decision with my husband Gerry to write and publish this book.

"This decision has not been an easy one. Many factors needed to be given thorough and careful consideration, not least the impact of such a book on the lives of our three children.

"My reason for writing is simple, to give an account of the truth

"Publishing this book has been a very difficult decision and is one that we have taken after much deliberation and with a very heavy heart.

"However, in the last few months with the depletion of Madeleine's Fund, it is a decision that has virtually been taken out of our hands.

"Every penny we raise through its sales will be spent on our search for Madeleine. Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl."

Husband Gerry, also 42, added: "We are hopeful that this book may help the investigation to find Madeleine in other ways too.

"Our hope is that it may prompt those who have relevant information (knowingly or not) to come forward and share it with our team.

"Somebody holds that key piece of the jigsaw."

The book will be published by Transworld who also publish works by Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown.

Bill Scott-Kerr from Transworld said it was "an enormous privilege" to be publishing the book.

He added: "We are so pleased to be joining Kate and Gerry McCann in the Find Madeleine campaign."

The McCanns' Literary Agents, Christopher Little and Neil Blair, said they were "honoured" to be part of "this emotive project".

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