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The Truth of the Lie, book by Gonçalo Amaral

“On 24 July 2008, Gonçalo Amaral launches his book 'A Verdade da Mentira', 'Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie', in Lisbon. Its publication was met with a furious reaction from the McCanns and the UK press.”.

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Complete english text can be read online at

A PDF File, usable as print-out or on any IT-device is available at this location: http://www.ukoverload.com/holding/download/Maddie.pdf

See also Books: Books close to Version 1 and Books close to Version 2.

See also reaction: McCann vs Amaral Libel Suit

Message from Gonçalo Amaral, 26 September 2013: “At this point, it is worth recalling the decision of the Court of Appeal of Lisbon, which upheld the appeal made in 2010, revoking the decision of the Court of 1st instance, considering unfounded, and not proven, the injunction filed by the McCanns against the sale of my book “Maddie – The Truth of the Lie”: “The book “Maddie – The Truth of the Lie” which was written by the defendant Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, has the main motivation of defending his personal and professional honour …The contents of the book does not offend any of the fundamental rights of the applicants [the McCanns] …The exercise of its writing and publication is included in the constitutional rights that are assured to everyone by the European Convention for Human Rights and by the Portuguese Republic's Constitution…””