Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her

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Random House, May 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages

Kate McCann's personal account of the disappearance and continuing search for her daughter, revised and updated.

'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

'A must-read' Sunday Express

'Kate's book blazes with the sheer visceral force of her love for her daughter' Daily Mail

'Deeply moving' Guardian

 

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Heartbreaking A very emotional and heartbreaking book, written from the heart of a mother to give an account of the truth. This book makes an important contribution to increasing awareness of the ... Read full review

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As a follower of true crime, it is only right that I read and reviewed Madeleine, especially as I have previosuly reviewed another book, Vanished by Danny Collins, also about the abduction. For those ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
1
Gerry
7
Madeleine
18
A Family of Five
29
The Holiday
44
Missing
62
Friday 4 May
83
Aftermath
97
Warning Sirens
203
One Hundred Days
217
Fantasy Land
231
Arguidos
246
The Fightback Begins
261
Action on Three Fronts
280
The Good the Mad and the Bad
301
Closing the Case
314

The Birth of Our Campaign
115
No Stone Unturned
132
Meeting the PJ
147
The European Campaign
164
Morocco
178
The Tide Turns
189
Standing up for the Truth
332
Adapting to Our New Life
349
A Call to Action
369
Picture credits
384
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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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