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The Madonna and her Sons By David Maidment
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How do you tell your children that their eldest brother is their nation’s long promised Messiah? And when? And what is the outcome? Matthew’s Gospel in the bible quotes the names of at... More > least four of Jesus’ brothers by name and infers a minimum of two unnamed sisters and other passages hint that not all was well in the relationship between Jesus and his family. This novel explores the possible tensions in the family as the young ‘Joshua’ (Jesus) grows from boyhood through youth to maturity, the exchanges with his cousin John and the inevitable clash with the Jewish and Roman establishment. The youth and three year mission of this ‘Joshua’ is recounted mainly through the eyes of his mother, now trying to hold her family together through turbulent time in the history and culture of 1st century Israel.< Less
The Other Railway Children By David Maidment
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As the direct result of a life-changing encounter with a young streetchild in Bombay Churchgate station in 1989, David Maidment set about finding out how to help such exploited and vulnerable... More > children, leading to his founding of the Railway Children charity in 1995. David reflects in this book on that journey and the way the initial idea grew into what is currently a £3million a year turn-over charity working through many partners with street and runaway children in India, East Africa and in the United Kingdom. The book, as well as being a very personal account of his experience, seeks to identify the reasons why the charity has been so successful and the lessons learned on the way. All royalties from this book will be donated to the Railway Children charity< Less
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Set in Galilee and Judea near the end of the first century BC, The Child Madonna is an imaginative take on the story of the Virgin Mary. In his role at Amnesty International, author David Maidment... More > was faced with many cases concerning the human rights violations of children. Today many girls still suffer from restricted opportunities; especially in the Middle and Near East where honour killing, rape, enforced marriage are still rife. On rereading the traditional Christmas story during a carol service, it struck David that the young Mary would have been likely to have suffered similar abuse and ostracism from her society and he began researching Judean customs of the period. The story tests Mary to see if she has the character and courage to be chosen for her destiny, and then, through the 13 year old Mary’s own eyes, recounts the obstacles and abuses she suffered as she took the risk and obeyed her call and became pregnant in a society where the rigid code she defied would have made her very vulnerable.< Less
The Toss of a Coin: An autobiography of a railway career By David Maidment
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David Maidment traces the origins of his career choice through early enthusiasm for steam trains, through a fascinating three year period as a ‘Traffic Apprentice’ and then a career in... More > Operations Management influenced by the fateful toss of the coin referred to in the title of the book. David was at the forefront of the significant change from reactive to proactive safety management systems on the railways in both the UK and overseas and encounters with street children on stations in other countries he visited stimulated him to found the Railway Children charity in 1995. The book is based on ten hours of interviews made for the National Rail Museum’s oral history archive. All royalties from this book will be donated to the Railway Children charity (Charity Commission 1058991,< Less
Nobody Ever Listened To Me By David Maidment
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This is a book of the stories of street children from all over the world and their own voices as collected by author David Maidment from many organisation members of the British charity,... More > ‘Consortium for Street Children’. It is not an academic book, nor a treatise for practitioners, but is a vivid account in a series of essays and stories of what it is like to be a street child in the 21st century in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and even in the United Kingdom. All royalties and profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Consortium for Street Children ( and the UK charities that have contributed the stories and quotations in the book. David Maidment, after 36 years as a manager in British Rail, was confronted by street children during project work overseas, and became Chair of Amnesty International UK’s Children’s Human Rights Network, Co-Chair of the Consortium for Street Children from 1998 – 2008 and founded the Railway Children charity in 1995.< Less
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You think you know the story of Herod’s ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ and the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt? But what was it really like to be running for your lives in a police... More > state, trying to cross borders as penniless refugees, being vulnerable to thieves and scoundrels and trying to settle in a city with increasing racial tension? And would your former neighbours who felt betrayed by you welcome you back with open arms? David Maidment researched the politics and culture of the period and found a story relevant to today’s world.< Less

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Cardboard Cardboard By Patrick G. Redford
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