will now be able to hear two sides of the story surrounding the
Madeleine McCann as her mother,
is due to release a
book detailing the case from the McCann family's point of view on May 12
while the former police inspector in the case
Amaral, has been granted permission to resell his
controversial book Maddie ?
A Verdade da Mentira
The Truth of the Lie).
Madeleine, the book, has been written by Kate McCann to help boost
for the search to find her daughter Madeleine.
It is due to be released in the UK on May 12 to coincide with
Madeleine's eighth birthday.
for the McCann family has confirmed to the Algarve Resident
that a version will be translated into Portuguese and launched here
shortly after the UK release.
The spokesman said: "The book was written to give
account about what happened on May 3. Kate and Gerry
felt that it would help people to have their point of view as there have
been several opinions and alleged facts everywhere, but the least of
them being from Madeleine's parents.
"They hope that the book could help people to remember something or for
people who might know something to be prompted to step forward and share
information that will help the
Money raised from the sale of the book will be donated to the Find
Madeleine Fund to help continue the work of investigators who are
searching for Madeleine.
Meanwhile, former police inspector Goncalo Amaral is now able to place
his controversial book back on sale after the
rejected an appeal by Kate and Gerry McCann to ban the book.
The decision of the Supreme Court came on March 18, just weeks before
the planned release date of the book by Kate McCann.
Goncalo Amaral told the Algarve Resident that the decision to be able to
sell his book again was a "victory for democracy" and added that the
public should be free to read all versions of the case including his and
that of Kate McCann.
Goncalo Amaral said: "I have not read the book by Kate McCann but
believe that they have the right to freedom of expression to be able to
write what they like about the case."
While the former police inspector did not criticise the plans of the
McCanns to release their own version of the case, he said that he was
unsure if it would be able to help in the search for their daughter who
disappeared from their holiday
in May 2007.
"Could the book help to find Madeleine? It depends on what it says so we
will have to wait and see if it can contribute in any way to an
investigation, and if it can, it would then become something that could
be used as evidence in a case," said Goncalo Amaral.
He also spoke of his rights to publish in the UK: "I have the right to
publish any book in the UK and the British people also have the right to
be able to read and know about all the versions about what may have
happened during the night of May 3, 2007."