The final person in my Magnificent Six is Anne Guedes. Anne has published certain elements of personal information, and I know nothing about her that she has not already made public.
Anne’s primary language is French. She teaches French at a university in Lisbon.
She appeared on L’Heure du Crime on French radio for a special around the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Oddly, though this interesting, I cannot think of a significant connection between Madeleine and France, though I could be mistaken. It is reported that Anne’s blog received an increase in traffic after this programme.
Anne also speaks Portuguese and English, and these capabilities are interesting. She is located in Lisbon, which means she has better access to Portuguese TV and to Portuguese newspapers than I have. She was also on site to provide transcripts of the McCanns v Amaral trial, plus some photos.
Anne’s blog is at https://madmyst.blogspot.pt/ It is in a mix of French and English. For those who do not have schoolchild French, Google will do enough to get the meaning through.
I have not worked out what got Anne interested in the Madeleine case, but if the truth be told, the only one of the Magnificent Six where I actually know the trigger event is me.
As far as I can tell, Anne holds quite different views to myself about the case, but that is not an issue from my point of view. I can learn much from people with different views to my own.
I don’t know when Anne arrived in Portugal, but I expect her to be much better plugged into Portuguese culture than I am. 5 years in Luz gets you ex-pat culture, and only a little more. Now we have neighbours who live Portuguese-style and only speak Portuguese, so I am going to have to get my language skills up several notches this year. I am working on it.