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Madeleine McCann Spotted In Italy

by | 8th, April 2009

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

The competition is – as ever – Tabloid Bingo – the writer’s challenge to link Madeleine McCann with any major news event. Your caller toay is MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN, of the Irish Times.

Irish Times: “An ogre of the Apennines called on L’Aquila”

Midst the ochre, azure, terracotta and mimosa, there are jagged black holes from which men, women and children are being pulled: barely alive, barely dead.

MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN is peering into the Italian debris, looking for Our Maddie:

Here on Sunday night , just outside Florence, we had a useless hint of what was to come to L’Aquila about two hours away. At about 10.30pm came a deep groan from deeper inside the earth. It went as quickly as it came, but outside in the garden, there was a too-static stillness in the air. We left our children sleeping. Monday is a long day in the school system here. But for the children of L’Aquila that school day would never come….

A tremor. Feel it. Very much a tremor: 

All day the news programmes read 3.32am, the moment the quake happened. We see young women, refugees from Pompeii, their soft, black hair hard and plaster-white. Young and not-too-young men wander like Aboriginal tribesmen – skin batwing black, bleached concrete tattooed across their faces as they wander the faultlines of the Songlines that were once their home. We see young Italian stallions, for once senza the obligatory shades, shifting rubble with their bare, tanned hands. Latin Óisins leaning down to lift the gigantic stones…

Hair and fashion are important in an Italian disaster zone. Now brace yourselves. Hang onto something solid… 

There’s a little British girl missing in the quake. She came all excited on holiday. Like Madeleine McCann. Mothers sit by mounds that hours ago were the homes where they rocked their children. Now they rock manically for them.


Enjoy these fine Tabloid Bingo Games as Our Maddy is linked to:

Claudia Lawrence
Jade Goody
Michael Barrymore
All-Ireland Talent Show
 Slumdog Millionaire, Gaza, Tories And Demons
Robbie Williams And The Arab-Israeli War
Nazis, Credit Crunch, Suicide Bombers And Zimbabwe
Rachel Nickell
X Factor
Baby P And Me
A Christmas Message
Adopted by Angelina Jolie, And The Changeling
Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Simon Cowell, Princess Diana, Winston Churchill And Gordon Brown
Madeleine McCann: Not Missing From Any Story
WMDs, Princess Diana, Credit Crunch, England And Bingo
 JonBenet Ramsey
Rosemary West And The Fear Of Esther Rantzen
Murder Of Meredith Kercher
Christian Prayer Circle
The Al Qaeda Connection
Casey Anthony
Gary Glitter
Rose Ron, 
Heather Mills
Jill Dando
Jill Dando, Madeleine McCann, Barry George, Princess Diana And Tabloid Bingo
Shannon Matthews
Angelina Jolie Feels The Pain
Ben Affleck’s Fiction As Fact
 Josef Fritzl, Ben Affleck And TV Child Abuse
Shannon Matthews
Antoinette McGuckin, Drunk Parents In Portugal And Three Maddies
Josef Fritzl
Harry Potter, Frtizl And Bile
Keith Waterhouse Plays Tabloid Bingo
Fiona MacKeown Compares And More Questions
Shannon Matthews
Shannon Matthews, Madeleine McCann And Scarlett Keeling
Elizabeth Smart, Chandra Levy, JonBenet Ramsey, Madeleine McCann And Vicky Iseman
Haut De La Garenne
St Valentine’s Day Posters
Britney Spears, Lolita And Birthday Cards
Links To Mari Luz Cortes And Benazir Bhutto
Paris Hilton
Kate And Gerry Linked To Omagh Bomb, Metodo 3 Out To Lunch And Gifts
Gerry McCann Against John Smeaton
JonBenet Ramsey
A Link To Hillary Clinton
Russian Mafia,
The Lindy Chamberlain Connection
Matthew Lewis, Tories, Hitler And No Jokes
WMDs, Princess Diana, Credit Crunch, England And Bingo

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