Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Smarts would be proud of Kate McCann as she tells 'her version' of 'her truth'

Monday, 15th November, 2010

There are several different reasons as to why I finally came to the decision with my husband Gerry to write and publish a 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.

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’.

Bill Scott-Kerr, Publisher at Transworld, bought the book from the Christopher Little Literary Agency for publication in Spring 2011.  All royalties will be donated directly to Madeleine’s Fund – Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited.

Bill said: ‘It is an enormous privilege to be publishing this book. 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: "We are honoured to be part of this emotive project and to support the McCanns in their search for Madeleine."

Thank you for your continued support.


Comment: Of course this is not true , Kate McCann , not known for her honesty, wanted to write a book within the year, eight months after Madeleines demise to be precise...just like the Smarts did with their movie. However, the British public were apalled and the McCanns backed off. Oddly enough ,they wanted to call the book 'Their year of hell'...must have borrowed that from Elizabeth and her 'nine months of hell'. It is so easy on the Internet for the McCanns to follow high profile cases like the Smarts and Ramseys to know the 'right' things to do and say. The fund is not a charity but a private company , the McCanns ' cunning as a pair of foxes' are now directors of this fund which means the money goes to them to do with as they wish. I wonder if Kate will be explaining in her book the allegations made about Dr.David Payne and suggested paedophilia , or why he telephoned May 4th , a child abuse centre but hung up after a matter of seconds?...Or is this not relevant in Kates 'account of her truth?' 


Tuesday 8 January: The McCanns' spokesman says the family spoke to the entertainment and media company IMG before Christmas about turning the story of Madeleine's disappearance into a film. The talks were held amid concern that £1.2m fund dedicated to finding the four-year-old was rapidly running out.

The Gaspar statement, 'on record'....this is not so easy to wipe from the Internet as it is an official part of the Investigation. Ed Smart however, had no problem removing the homosexual allegations made against him and his brothers circulating at the time Elizabeth ran away ' alleged abduction' because these allegations were via the media. David Payne and Gerry McCann terrified this piece of information will reach British shores and no small wonder.... it will blow the whole groups ' alleged abduction' right out of the water.

The allegations of homosexual activity in the Smart family...a bit like todays GASPAR statement statement....

McCanns set to make £1m for writing tell-all book on their 'year of hell' since Madeleine vanished

By Vanessa Allen
Last updated at 11:47 PM on 27th April 2008
Kate and Gerry McCann are to write a book about their 'year of hell' without missing daughter Madeleine, it was revealed yesterday.

The couple could make up to £1million in a deal for a tell-all memoir about Madeleine's disappearance and their eight months as police suspects.
Several publishers have approached them amid intense interest in the year-long case, sparking the possibility of a bidding frenzy for the book.
Year of hell: Kate and Gerry McCann are to write a book about life without Madeleine
Year of hell: Kate and Gerry McCann are to write a book about life without Madeleine

The couple's spokesman Clarence Mitchell said they wanted to raise money for the dwindling Find Madeleine appeal fund, and to counter a campaign of smears from inside the police investigation.
Last week it emerged that the former head of the Madeleine investigation, Goncalo Amaral, has written a book about the case, with the working title 'The Truth of the Lie'.
Insiders said it would contain explosive details about the police inquiry and the decision to name the McCanns as suspects, or arguidos.
Mr Mitchell confirmed that Mr McCann, 39, had met with one publishing house and had been approached by several others.
He insisted any money raised by a book would go to the Find Madeleine fund, and not to the McCanns themselves.
Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 3, 2007
Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 3, 2007
Mr Mitchell said: 'A number of publishers have approached us, as have some authors, but no deal has been done.
'The idea of writing an official book at some point is appealing. It's a legitimate way of raising money for the fund but would also give them a chance to put across their side of the story, and to talk about some of the wider issues.'
The McCanns have considered a series of lucrative deals to fund their continuing search for their missing daughter, who disappeared from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, almost a year ago. Madeleine, then three, was left alone with her two-year-old twin brother and sister while their parents went out for dinner nearby with friends.

They suffered a public backlash after it emerged that their representatives had begun negotiations with the world's largest entertainment agency, IMG, over selling the film rights to their story, and discussed bids from Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters in the U.S. for their first major chatshow appearance.
Mr and Mrs McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, remain desperate to raise money for the Find Madeleine fund amid fears that the £1.2million raised from public donations will run out within months.
The independent television production company Mentorn Media made a £10,000 donation to the fund in return for the couple's cooperation with a two-hour documentary, due to be shown on ITV1 on Wednesday night.
In the film Mrs McCann, 40, spoke of her renewed hope that her oldest daughter was still alive but admitted that on some days she was 'desperate' and considered giving up.
She said: 'You have days when you're so down and desperate and tired, you think you've got to switch off and I think, okay, we've tried really hard and we've come up with nothing and now we need to make the best of what we've got.
'(But) we're never going to hit that day. It doesn't matter how small the possibility is (of Madeleine being found alive), the possibility is still there.'
She added: 'There were many moments where we hit rock bottom and sobbed, wondering how we could survive without knowing where our little girl was.
'It is pure torture to deal with and it has been a long year of hell. But what keeps us going is our overwhelming faith that Madeleine is alive and will come home.'
Mrs McCann, a former GP, told how her twins Sean and Amelie, now three, used their toy phones to try to 'call' Madeleine and play games where they try to find her.
Mr Mitchell said the couple were 'daunted' by the approaching anniversary on Saturday and the publicity surrounding it, but wanted to use it as a chance to 're-energise' the search for their missing daughter.
Madeleine's parents, shown here shortly after their daughter disappeared, were formally declared suspects in the case
Madeleine's parents, shown here shortly after their daughter disappeared, were formally declared suspects in the case
He said their detective agency Metodo 3 continued to receive leads from all over the world and the McCanns were still inundated with letters of support.
Mr Mitchell refused to comment on reports they had received death threats to their home but said they had contacted police over two letters.
He said: 'The vast majority is supportive, or at least polite, but very occasionally there is something nasty. On two occasions we have had to refer it to the police, but I don't want to go into any detail about that.'
A book about the couple's ordeal could raise £1million for the Find Madeleine fund, according to the former head of buying for Waterstone's, Scott Pack.
He said: 'It could go for a million. There is a feeling that we know everything there is to know about this story but the public are still fascinated.
'It has the potential to be of enormous interest with buyers across the market, from the literary middle class audience who think "This could have been us" to the mass market who buy books in supermarkets and have been devouring this story for a year.'
But publisher Patrick Jenson-Smith said it could be difficult to sell 'a story without a conclusion'.
Books by Sara Payne, the mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne, and Kevin Wells, the father of Soham murder victim Holly Wells, both dominated the bestsellers lists in Britain for months.
A series of books about the year-long hunt for Madeleine, written by journalists, criminologist and policemen, have already proved popular in Portugal.

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