Maddy's Parents Weigh Book Deal

Spokesman calls project chance to tell 'their side of the story'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 12:57 PM CDT
Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann, walk by a poster with a photo of Madeleine, in this May 14 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Armando Franca/FILE)   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Madeleine McCann's parents are considering telling the story of their daughter's disappearance in a book, with proceeds to go toward the Find Madeleine campaign, the Guardian reports. "It's a legitimate way of raising money for the fund, but would also give them a chance to put across their side of the story," says a spokesman for Gerry and Kate McCann.

With the first anniversary of Maddy's disappearance approaching, the Portuguese police chief formally in charge of the investigation has already announced plans to write his own account, The Truth of the Lie. "For a book of this nature to be published with such a prejudicial title would be frankly quite outrageous," says the couple's spokesman.