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Sally Faulkner’s race to sell her 60 Minutes child snatch story

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Sally Faulkner is releasing a book, called All for My Children. Photo: Hachette Australia

The publisher of Sally Faulkner’s upcoming book has confirmed her memoir will be released just in time for Christmas.

All For My Children will be released in late November according to Hachette Australia and promises to chronicle Faulkner’s “whole story” following her arrest in April when attempting to recover her children in Beirut in April.

The botched child snatching with 60 Minutes may be what the publisher is pinning its publicity hopes on, however, judging from new press material, Faulkner’s backstory is the foundation for the plot.

“A 21-year-old Sally Faulkner had scored her dream life as an Emirates flight attendant. She travelled to exotic places and was dazzled by a world far removed from the suburbs of Brisbane,” a statement read before launching into what sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster screenplay. “Then she met Ali, charming, sophisticated, who she thought was the perfect man, married him and had the children she’d always hoped for. But that dream didn’t last.”

Calls and emails to Hachette by Fairfax Media to ask if a ghostwriter had been recruited to pen the highly-anticipated memoir went unanswered last week.

Writing, however, is one of her strong suits. During mediation after she was arrested in Lebanon, Faulkner’s lawyer claimed she had sent 150 emails to her ex-husband Ali Elamine that he ignored. It was this silence, combined with her reportedly exhausting all legal avenues in Australia, that led to Faulkner engaging with Adam Whittington’s child recovery agency to retrieve Lahela, 4, and Noah, 2.

After her release Elamine agreed to allow Faulkner to “come and go as she wants” to visit the children in Lebanon.

No doubt Hachette will be hoping sales of the book, which will hit shelves just in time for the festive season retail rush, won’t reflect the misfortune of Channel Nine.

As well as litigation with Seven over The Hotplate and other issues with the WIN Network, the bungled mission, which saw four staff being imprisoned alongside Faulkner and Whittington, dented the company’s annual earnings after it spent about $7 million on legal costs.

It is unclear what will become of the profits of her book as Faulkner was charged with kidnapping in Lebanon in July. According to The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, “in some circumstances it can also be used to confiscate the proceeds of crime against foreign law”.

This article has been updated to reflect Nine’s entire legal costs that were documented in the network’s annual report released last week.

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