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Madeleine McCann: More on Amaral’s Book And Tabloid Bingo With Prince Harry

by | 19th, January 2009

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A PORTUGUESE detective’s book claiming Madeleine McCann died while in her parents’ care could go on sale in the UK.

Could. Anything less certain? Amaral’s book is work of faction fact and opinion.

Goncalo Amaral’s The Truth About A Lie claims parents Gerry and Kate then disposed of their three-year-old daughter’s body in the Algarve. This was dismissed by Portuguese authorities and Amaral, 49, was kicked off the case after five months in charge.

So why be bothered about a book the chief selling point of which is a theory that has not one shred of proof to support it? And what happened to his film ? Are the tabloids keen on this book, which will, should it be published in Blighty, create a new phase in the media circus and fill slow enws days?

The book was a best seller in Portugal and Spain. Publisher Mario Sena Lopes said: “We have translated the book into English and are in discussions with publishers.”

Clarence Mitchell, for the McCanns, says :

“If the book is published here, they should be aware British laws are different.”

Indeed. But if anyone were interested in Amaral’s cashing in would they not buy the book already? And has any

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