Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Cluedo, Kate Summerscale Wins And Head Shaving The Tesco’s Girl

Madeleine McCann: Cluedo, Kate Summerscale Wins And Head Shaving The Tesco’s Girl

by | 30th, July 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann, Gerry McCann

NEW ZEALAND HERALD: “Real murder mystery takes top prize”

What’s a work of fiction got to do with Madeleine McCann, the disappearance of a real child?

Almost 150 years later, the murder at Road Hill House looks set to regain a firm grip on the national imagination after a modern account of the Cluedo-style killing won the £30,000 ($78,000) Samuel Johnson prize.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Or The Murder at Road Hill House, by Kate Summerscale, had been deemed as the most commercial book on the six-strong shortlist.

Cluedo? But the McCann case has no suspects, let alone a weapon?

Rosie Boycott, a former newspaper editor and chair of the prize’s judging panel, says the winning book had been a un-animous choice.

Rosie Boycott says:

“It was very much like the [Madeleine] McCann case is today, with the media crawling all over it. No one wanted to believe an upper-class family could commit a murder like this one, so everyone wanted to blame the servants.”

Shall we serve the papers now, or will the McCanns?

NORTH WALES CHRONICLE: “Supermarket chain quashes Bangor child abduction rumour”


A SUPERMARKET has quashed rumours causing concern among Bangor parents that a that a missing girl has been found in one of their toilets with her head shaved.

The urban myth is believed to have been started during the hunt for Madeleine McCann who went missing in May 2007.

What’s the rumour, so we know?

A concerned mum from Bangor heard the rumour whilst talking to a friend on Monday night.

“A friend of mine asked me if I’d heard about an incident in Tesco in Bangor that had occurred over the weekend,” she said. “She said apparently a lady had lost her eight year old daughter and had contacted the staff at Tesco but they had closed.

“They searched the store and found the little girl in the men’s toilets and a man had his hand over her mouth and a woman was cutting her hair.”

Cutting her hair with pair of left-handed gardening shears, right? And he was an Albanian? And she was singing Two Little Boys?

Yeah, we heard that too. Take care, kids…

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