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Post  Justiceforallkids on Tue 18 Oct - 13:38

http://www.galaxynationalbookawards.com/shortlist_cat_pop_nonfiction.asp?

Madeleine by Kate McCann

'The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts ... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth ... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give. As with every action we have taken over the last four years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine. When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything ...

What follows is an intensely personal account, and I make no apology for that ...

Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.'

Kate McCann, May 2011




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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  mumbles on Tue 18 Oct - 13:46

I was wondering how long it would be before we heard this news....

It was on the cards!

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Justiceforallkids on Tue 18 Oct - 13:47

mumbles wrote:I was wondering how long it would be before we heard this news....

It was on the cards!

yeah it doesnt make it any less sickerning though does it!!!

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 14:35


Galaxy will never taste the same after this

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Keela on Tue 18 Oct - 16:38

Is this real? Is she really going to be nominated for a book award? If this load of drivelling bullshite gets an award, I think everyone else who has been awarded whatever prize ( no matter if it is in the past) should send theirs back. It would make any award totally meaningless.

Next stop - Gerry on one knee with HM's sword tapping him on the shoulder? ( narrowly missing his head). Piccies of them outside the Palace with their MBE or even better OBE for services to child welfare? If either of these happens, then I will know that something decidely dodgy is going on and this despicable pair of attention grabbing-money hungry-publicity seeking whores are being protected for whatever reason.

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  ann_chovey on Tue 18 Oct - 16:57

Keela wrote:Is this real? Is she really going to be nominated for a book award? If this load of drivelling bullshite gets an award, I think everyone else who has been awarded whatever prize ( no matter if it is in the past) should send theirs back. It would make any award totally meaningless.

Next stop - Gerry on one knee with HM's sword tapping him on the shoulder? ( narrowly missing his head). Piccies of them outside the Palace with their MBE or even better OBE for services to child welfare? If either of these happens, then I will know that something decidely dodgy is going on and this despicable pair of attention grabbing-money hungry-publicity seeking whores are being protected for whatever reason.


shortlist 2011, popular non-fiction category

A History of the World in 100 Objects Neil MacGregor Allen Lane

How To Be a Woman Caitlin Moran Ebury Press

Madeleine Kate McCann Bantam Press

Map of a Nation Rachel Hewitt Granta Books

The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex Mark Kermode Random House Books

Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Collins

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Tue 18 Oct - 17:05

Keela: I'm not the only one then to have considered the dreadful possibility of the McCanns being given some award or another and / or becoming patrons of a children's or missing persons' charity. Please God (I'm an atheist though!) it will never happen but, as you said, if it did I hope that other award winners would send theirs back. I don't know if you're old enough to remember that's exactly what happened when the Beatles were given MBEs in the 1960s.

I like your user name by the way. Now we just need an Eddie.

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Galaxy non fiction category

Post  tigger on Tue 18 Oct - 18:06

It's in the wrong category!

Shall we email (I'm certainly going to) Galaxy and point this out?

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  mara thon on Tue 18 Oct - 18:47

I truly think Kate Mccann could have written two pages in an exercise book and she would have been nominated for an award. There's a big power behind a big throne somewhere.


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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 19:01

mara thon wrote:I truly think Kate Mccann could have written two pages in an exercise book and she would have nominated her for an award. There's a big power behind a big throne somewhere.

Spot on Marathon and its looking more and more that the way is being paved for Kate to be offered senior positions in Children and Missing Persons Charities.

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  ann_chovey on Tue 18 Oct - 19:20

Autumn wrote:
mara thon wrote:I truly think Kate Mccann could have written two pages in an exercise book and she would have nominated her for an award. There's a big power behind a big throne somewhere.

Spot on Marathon and its looking more and more that the way is being paved for Kate to be offered senior positions in Children and Missing Persons Charities.

It is looking that way, they could prob. have entered the sticker book list and it would have been nominated. :-(

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 19:33

ann_chovey wrote:
Autumn wrote:
mara thon wrote:I truly think Kate Mccann could have written two pages in an exercise book and she would have nominated her for an award. There's a big power behind a big throne somewhere.

Spot on Marathon and its looking more and more that the way is being paved for Kate to be offered senior positions in Children and Missing Persons Charities.

It is looking that way, they could prob. have entered the sticker book list and it would have been nominated. :-(



Anyone come up with connections between Galaxy (is it made by Cadburys?) and the McCanns? How long have Galaxy been involved in giving out book awards, is this somthing new? Any familiar names on the panel?





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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  harryfifi on Tue 18 Oct - 19:46

Hope Caitlin Moran wins. Great book and very funny read. Kate McCanns book should be in the fiction section. I have read both and I spun through Caitlin's book in about a day. Kate McCanns book however was a very turgid, appallingly badly written book that took me weeks to read. I couldn't read more than one or two pages at a time.

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Post  Loveday on Tue 18 Oct - 20:20

Someone on here very kindly emailed me Kate's book as I would never line her pockets and I just couldn't get past the first dozen or so pages. I had to give up.

I wonder what the prize is?

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Post  HiDeHo on Tue 18 Oct - 20:33

I wonder how Pat Brown and Goncalo Amaral feel about this.

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 21:18



What is the criteria for being chosen as a winner?
Judges are invited to vote for one book from each of the shortlists. The criteria for a winning book is primarily the appeal, profile and sales impact of the title concerned.

What rules are in place to ensure impartiality?
Academy members are required to be totally impartial in all their dealings with The Galaxy National Book Awards. Only Academy members may vote but they are not permitted to vote for any author or book which they, the company for which they work, or other company within their company group, represented or published in the previous twelve months or at the time of voting. This rule also applies to sales agencies, literary agents etc who should not vote for any book they represented in the previous twelve months or at the time of voting. Such votes will be invalid and will not be counted.

Who are the organisers?
The awards are organised and governed by Agile Marketing with developmental help from a cross-industry steering group. The event and TV programmes are managed by Cactus TV Ltd.

http://www.galaxynationalbookawards.com/press_faqs.asp

Seems that this is mainly about books which have made the biggest impact in shops rather than the quality of the contents.

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Post  HiDeHo on Tue 18 Oct - 21:21

member on mcf claiming Freud involved in pr...haven't checked it out myself..

http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/08/11/galaxy-extends-partnership-quick-reads-2012

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Post  gillyspot on Tue 18 Oct - 21:40

Freud Communications (a PR company) is run by Matthew Freud (Clarence Mitchells ex boss) and Clements son.

Is that enough to get Kate's book rejected from a shortlist?

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  malena stool on Tue 18 Oct - 21:42

There is no comparison with the ramblings of a self confessed child neglecter and work such as Wonders of the Universe by Brian Cox...
How dare they demean past presentations to learned scholars or professional writers by likening this woman to an authoress......

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 21:44

HiDeHo wrote:member on mcf claiming Freud involved in pr...haven't checked it out myself..

http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/08/11/galaxy-extends-partnership-quick-reads-2012



Yes a quick google tells us Freud are connected HideHo

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  Autumn on Tue 18 Oct - 21:54

interesting snippet by Jilly Cooper.........

JILLY COOPER - Aug 2011

Towards the end of April, JUMP! came out in paperback and wonderfully went straight to Number One. My publishers Transworld took me out to a glorious celebratory dinner at the Caprice: (oh those divine fishcakes). They were all, I felt, rather strung up because they were poised to publish Madeleine by Kate McCann, about which I have to admit I expressed reservations. Bill Scott-Kerr, Transworld’s editorial director, however insisted they all adored Kate and Gerry McCann, totally believed their story and felt Kate had written a heartbreaking, truthful, incredibly important book.

And weren’t they right! Madeleine received wonderful, wonderful reviews, has been a phenomenal bestseller, and let us pray that one day they will find their little girl.


http://www.jillycooper.co.uk/notes/notes_2011_08_pg1.html

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Post  malena stool on Tue 18 Oct - 22:06

Autumn wrote:interesting snippet by Jilly Cooper.........

JILLY COOPER - Aug 2011

Towards the end of April, JUMP! came out in paperback and wonderfully went straight to Number One. My publishers Transworld took me out to a glorious celebratory dinner at the Caprice: (oh those divine fishcakes). They were all, I felt, rather strung up because they were poised to publish Madeleine by Kate McCann, about which I have to admit I expressed reservations. Bill Scott-Kerr, Transworld’s editorial director, however insisted they all adored Kate and Gerry McCann, totally believed their story and felt Kate had written a heartbreaking, truthful, incredibly important book.

And weren’t they right! Madeleine received wonderful, wonderful reviews, has been a phenomenal bestseller, and let us pray that one day they will find their little girl.


http://www.jillycooper.co.uk/notes/notes_2011_08_pg1.html
Oh jolly good show...haw haw haw.... Jilly writes a good novel about horses but has no real idea about child neglecters...

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Galaxy PR department

Post  tigger on Wed 19 Oct - 7:02

I'm going to mail a polite objection to Galaxy and will point out to them that they should read the many negative comments in newspapers and in e.g. Metro, from readers when Kate was named the most inspirational women of the year.

I for one, would make sure never to buy a Galaxy product in future.
Any suggestions?

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Re: saint kate nominated for book award

Post  gillyspot on Wed 19 Oct - 7:08

What about the link between Clarence Mitchell and Matthew Freud of Freud Communications. Surely that is not allowed if the judges are to be impartial.

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Post  gillyspot on Wed 19 Oct - 7:11

Forgot also that Matthew Freud's father in law Rupert Murdoch has been widely publicising Kate's "novel" too (conflict of interest)?

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