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Kerry Needham lost her son Ben in 1991, her heartbreaking story has no ending and will not until Ben is found, Kerry Needham will go on till the truth is known. The conviction that the authorities, both Greek and British, have done too little too late and her belief that official support was lacking because unlike the McCanns they were not middle-class put an ugly light on the way the Needhams were treated not least when police incompetence let the trail go cold. Ben’s story has always been overshadowed by the McCann case, Kerry Needham’s book is proof that however much they are ignored and overlooked Ben is a much loved and much missed child.

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Synopsis

Ben by Kerry Needham

This is the Sunday Times bestseller. 'It's amazing how some people can light up a room just by stepping into it. Ben was twenty-one months old and full of smiles. He spread happiness simply by being there.' In 1991 Kerry and her son Ben followed Kerry's parents to live on the Greek island of Kos. On 24 July, she was at work when her mum Christine arrived crying uncontrollably. Ben had been playing outside, and then disappeared. Someone had taken Ben. In her heartbreaking memoir, Kerry describes the agony of being initially suspected by the police, which meant the closure of airport and ferry terminals were delayed, the early sightings that raised their hopes and the hoaxes which dashed them completely. And the unbearable pain of knowing her baby boy was alone somewhere without his mum. Back in the UK, the long years of waiting and hoping have been difficult on the whole family. Kerry has raised her daughter, Leighanna, while following up more than 300 leads. In 2011 they had a breakthrough when South Yorkshire Police agreed to work with the Greek authorities to reopen the case. The chance that Ben will read about himself and come home becomes more real every day. All of Kerry's royalties from the sale of this book will go toward the Help Find Ben campaign.


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About the Author

Kerry Needham lives in Sheffield with 19-year-old Leighanna, and runs her own business. The website for the campaign to find Ben is www.helpfindben.co.uk.

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Kerry Needham

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www.helpfindben.co.uk

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Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780091950880

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