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Knox tells of longing for normal life in new book


Amanda Knox. Photo: Getty Images

Amanda Knox. Photo: Getty Images

Amanda Knox. Photo: Getty Images

Amanda Knox, the 23-year-old American serving 26 years for the killing of British student Meredith Kercher, talks of her longing for a normal life in extracts from a new book that have appeared ahead of her appeal, writes Michael Day.

She says that her days in jail feel like "limbo" -- suspended between her old life and her hopes for the future. "I miss my family. I have friends who are like brothers and sisters to me. I want to live," she says.

The extracts were taken from the book, 'Take Me With You -- Talks with Amanda Knox in Prison', which was penned by the Italian politician and Italy-USA Foundation president Rocco Girlanda, who has visited Ms Knox frequently.

The publishers yesterday said there were to be no explicit references to her case, which is due to go to the first of two possible appeals on November 24.

Knox was convicted in December last year of the 2007 murder and sexual assault of her housemate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, central Italy. (© Independent News Service)

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