Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Anne Enright, Mark Warner And Goncarlo Amaral

Madeleine McCann: Anne Enright, Mark Warner And Goncarlo Amaral

by | 24th, April 2008

kate-mccann.jpgMADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy’s cop quits”

Madeleine McCann has her own private policeman?

The detective sacked as head of the Madeleine McCann inquiry is quitting the force on full pension. It is thought Goncalo Amaral may talk about the case after telling colleagues he quit partly to recover his “freedom of speech”.

THE SUN: “Kate: We all checked kids”

MADELEINE McCann’s parents have told how they devised their own baby-listening service because the complex they were staying in had none. Kate and Gerry McCann reveal in a new TV documentary how they and seven friends took it in turns to look in on all their kids at the Ocean Club.

At other resorts hols firm Mark Warner had a system where nannies listened at children’s doors, but not at Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve.

Because the resort was too big. As it said in the brochure.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Kate McCann ‘would have used nanny service’ for Madeleine”

Mrs McCann, 40, gave a rare insight into the thought process that led her and her husband, Gerry, to leave their three children alone in their Mark Warner holiday apartment while they had dinner nearby, checking on them every half an hour.

A rare insight. After a year of rare insights.

The McCanns have previously used Mark Warner resorts where baby listening services were available.


However, the company did have on offer an evening creche and baby sitting facilities.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: “Realism rather than perfection”

Anne Enright:

Envy is part of the deal, especially in Ireland (“In America, they do success so well!”) but was not prepared for some of the coverage that followed the Booker. She became the target of ire in the tabloids when they picked up an article she wrote in the London Review Of Books dissecting her reaction to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The piece was full of ambivalence, describing her suspicions of Gerry and Kate McCann but in the end condemning her own voyeurism.

She refuses to say whether the fracas upset her but seems sensibly resigned, agreeing that events proved how she was naive to think her nuances would be understood in the grotesque guessing game the story had become. “I was misread and I hoped that would become apparent but there’s no point in me stomping around and fighting with shadows.”

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