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Madeleine [Hardcover]

Kate McCann
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Book Description

12 May 2011

'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 four 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 ...

What follows is an intensely personal account, and I make no apology for that ...

Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.'

Kate McCann, May 2011

'It is a sad fact that not a single police force anywhere is proactively looking for Madeleine (as is the case for many other missing children). I am sure this book will re-energize the search for our daughter and the public will get behind the Find Madeleine campaign once again. It is simply not acceptable that the authorities have given up on Madeleine - especially when no comprehensive review of the case has been undertaken. Our daughter, and whoever took her, are out there. We need your help to find them.'

Gerry McCann, May 2011

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press; First Edition edition (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593067916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593067918
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.3 x 3.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, The 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, The Sunday Telegraph

"It’s hard to read these words without wanting to weep"--Christina Patterson, Independent

"This haunting account makes me rue the day I doubted them"--David Jones, Daily Mail

"It is high time the McCann haters pushed off... It seems clear that, far from self-justifying, or attention-seeking, this book is what it has always been about for the McCanns – a practical solution to fundraising."--Barbara Ellen, The Observer

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Kate McCann's personal account of the disappearance and continuing search for her daughter

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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A desperate appeal for funds? 22 Oct 2013
Poorly written, seems more like an appeal eo you feel sorry for them and donate more money to the fund!

Very one sided and it appears they do not want any opinion other than their own to be heard, they do not acknowledge any failings in themselves or if they could have done anything to prevent this.

I was left with the opinion, if this was a working class family who this had happened to, there would be no sympathy, tv appearances and a "spokesperson" and social services would be all over them for leaving their children unattended. That is unbelievible, but seems to have been "erased" from this account.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why no lie detector? 4 Dec 2013
I think I would have demanded I got a lie detector done if people thought I may have killed my own daughter. Why haven't the McCanns done one? I wonder......
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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what? 20 Sep 2013
Its not as if the woman popped into a shop and left the kids in the car, she left 3 small children home alone so her and her husband could go to a restaurant. Wouldn't you get arrested in this country for that?
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars UTTER CRAP DOGS DON'T LIE!!! 8 Dec 2013
By pez01
what an utter pile of crap!!! what human being leaves their 3 children asleep unsupervised in a hotel room on holiday????? Is this book an attempt to justify??? If they were not doctors they would have been vilified....And what about the overwhelming evidence provided by Marin Grimes and his team???? Dogs don't lie!!! The McCanns are responsible for Maddies death either directly or indirectly - and that's the bit that needs solving......this book is utter hogwash and referring to Maddies genitals well that's totally inappropriate shame on you Kate McCann!!!!!
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
By chel
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really don't buy into a word of this! There are far too many inconsistancies in the case and also in the statements given by Kate, Gerry and the tapas group! Why on earth would Kate Mccann call a policeman searching for her daughter F'ing tosser F'ing tosser? And what was page 129 all about where she says she often imagines Maddies torn perfect little genitals? Then let's look at why Gerry & Kate supressed VITAL evidence for 5 yrs? Add this to the fact that they have earned millions off of Maddies disappearance which they used to pay off their mortgage and fight legal battles. 13% of these funds are actually used to search for Maddie!? I have also read the official pj files and seen the youtube video "the truth of the lie" and cadaver and blood dogs do not lie. I have also watched the Rebekah Brooks (Mccann) leveson inquiry via youtube and am following the current court case against her. The Amaral Goncalo libel case is currently underway and i have been keeping up with the court transcripts in which Gerry Mcanns sister is seen to be lying blaitantly which did very little to impress the judge i must say! lol The Mcanns hired "DODGY" detectives (crooks) with a string of convictions to search for Madeline? Amarals book banned by Mccanns has since had its' ban lifted? And the woman who spoke out against Amaral a convicted murderer!? The truth will out, eventually! Glad i only paid 1p for this hogwash. :)
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89 of 105 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure I believe it all 4 Mar 2013
By Sherbet
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are too many inconsistances and changes here. Too much focus on what 'they' seem to think is normal parental behaviour on holiday yet trying to make it sound like she didn't like the children away from her side yet they left them all of the time. During the day at a club and then in an apartment alone at night, every night even though alarm bells were allegedly ringing? Critical of everyone else. Rather an insight into Gerry and his manner and temperament though. Too sure of what they think they knew had happened and blocking out other possibilities. Her account of what she says happened seems to be portrayed as though so clear even though she says she was not thinking clear at the time? I don't know, I just didn't believe any of what I was reading. It just sounded like it was a try too hard to explain things. It surely was a case of who you know as everyone involved seemed to be connected to someone with clout. A follow up would be good from anyone else in the party as they seem to have been very quiet throughout even though they left their children also. Read it and see. It is clearly a book that will be taken in different ways.
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65 of 77 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why 14 Oct 2012
By AnnieG
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Always puzzled as to why they left their kids alone whilst they went to the bar? No real explanation given!
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94 of 112 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All about Kate - not Madeleine 16 May 2012
Just a few points:

Why are there NO photographs of Maddie in PdL in the book? Not even 'the last photograph' by the pool?
Why are there MORE photographs of Kate and Kate and Gerry, than of Maddie?
Why were her health records denied to the Portuguese police? It is standard procedure in most police forces.
Why was there no uncontaminated DNA in the apartment and it had to be collected from Rothley?
Why didn't they use the free nanny service for the evenings? The same nannies who looked after the children during the day, so hardly strangers.
Why did they still leave Maddie alone when she told them in the morning she'd been crying the previous night and why had they not come?

Most of the book dealt with Kate McCann's life, the holiday merits one chapter - we learn nothing about Maddie, her likes and dislikes, things she said. What she created in the creche. Where is all that stuff that mothers can't stop talking about?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful but sad account of the search for madeline
The book is a good read but made my cry numerous times. As a mother and grandmother I cannot imagine the agony that Kate and her family are going through. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Ann Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars An honest heart rendering account that should be read
I am really glad I read this book - it gives a very genuine insight into the truly terrible circumstances endured by the McCann's on the disappearance of their daughter. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Pepe Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Like I think many people I was very judgemental about Madeleine's disappearance - but I must admit to having my eyes opened as to how Kate and Gerry have been treated by the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karen Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed my view
After all the media hype it was interesting to see some of the reasons behind the McCanns behaviour. Changed my view and I hope that one day they will be reunited with Madeline.
Published 2 months ago by Jane Wallington
4.0 out of 5 stars The truth
Very good read made you understand the pain the family are feeling and how the press mishandle situations showing no care
Published 2 months ago by diane m johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
A very interesting read, still not sure where the truth lies, but hopefully it will come out in the end & she will be found safe & sound.
Published 2 months ago by MRS R HINCHLIFFE
2.0 out of 5 stars May They Find Peace
A really horrible story and one has to feel very sorry for the couple on the loss of their daughter. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Susan J. Boniwell
1.0 out of 5 stars Not really sure what to say.
This book left me with more questions than answers, I think I need to 're read the McCann police files, there must be something there that someone missed ..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by bobajob
5.0 out of 5 stars Madeleine
Buy it, Read it and Learn more about this beautiful child and her family. May God protect her and give her Mum and Dad strength.
Published 2 months ago by Barb
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Twaddle!
Absolute rubbish!
This book is more an explanation of why Kate and Gerry have acted the way they have since Madeleine vanished than a clear account of the actual events... Read more
Published 2 months ago by susan talbot
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