Would it come as a terrible shock to find that Sabine is once again bleating about her case, both on Twitter and one of her multitude of blogs?
We thought not.
Yesterday one of our readers pointed us toward this:
Ostensibly about her dear friend and convicted paedophile Brian Pead (now occupying a cell at HMP Littlehey), the blog post in question quickly turns into another excuse for Sabine to whinge about her own self-inflicted legal woes:
We’ll just take this opportunity to point out that Sabine seems to be saying that Neelu’s infant niece, who died more than a decade ago, was the victim of ‘satanist abuse’, and that Neelu has somehow been vindicated in this deranged belief by a newspaper. (Note: newspapers do not ‘vindicate’ suspects. The courts do that.)
In fact, Neelu walked away from charges of ‘vexing a priest’ and creating a disturbance at Christ Church Hampstead last spring, because none of the witnesses who’d originally made statements against her could be persuaded to come to court and testify. This is because Sabine and Neelu colluded in publishing their witness statements along with their names and contact information, leaving them susceptible to public harassment from Hoaxtead vigilantes.
What about that book?
Anyhoo…moving right along, our reader noted that there’s definitely something a bit dodgy about the book Sabine claims to have written in partnership with the man who would become her husband, Ian R. McNeill. Little is known about McNeill, other than Sabine’s claim that he was Assistant Director-General of the City of London in the 1970s; he seems to maintain a rather low profile. Then again, he was once married to Sabine, so perhaps that’s understandable.
Here’s the promotional blurb for the book:
Note the publishing information at the bottom right: the ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is given, along with the name and address of the publishing house, Turning Points Press.
Each 10 or 13-digit ISBN identifies a specific book, an edition of a book, or a book-like product (such as an audiobook). Since 1970 each published book has a unique ISBN. In 2007, assigned ISBNs changed from 10 digits to 13. Sabine’s book, allegedly published in the early 2000s, has the following ISBN: 0566 034522.
But when we searched for that ISBN online, here’s what we got:
…a book called Learning to use the B.B.C. Microcomputer, by P.N. Dale, published in December 1982. Hmm.
Nothing deterred, we wondered whether Sabine had just made a typo with the ISBN of her book. Surely her publishing house would have some record of the book? Sadly, there seems to be no record of any ‘Turning Points Press’ in London…or anywhere else.
Finally, we decided to Google just the title of the book. Here’s what we got back:
One result. Which took us back to Sabine’s blog.
So. To sum up, the only person who has ever heard of this book and its imaginary ISBN and imaginary publisher is…well, Sabine.
We’re not saying there’s no book…but we’ve been unable to find any evidence of its existence.
Why does this not surprise us?