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Nadine Dorries
Madeline.... and Ecce Cor Meum
Posted Tuesday, 15 May 2007 at 11:32

For those of us who are parents, and parents of daughters, it is impossible to bring yourself to contemplate the unimaginable, your worst nightmare – you just can’t go there.


This little helpless innocent child, who probably believes in Father Christmas, and, has most certainly only ever been with adults who want the best for her in life, is somewhere, with whom, and for what reason?


As I pulled into Northampton services on Sunday to fill up with petrol, all the pumps had A4 posters with her picture declaring the fact that she had been taken from her bed, as though there is a person left in the land who doesn’t know she’s gone or doesn’t want her back safely in her parents’ arms; but those posters are vital in helping to find her.


People are beginning to question the role of the celebrity when an event such as this occurs. We all know the important role the media will play in carrying this story day after day to keep the image of Madeline in the papers for as long as possible.


One way of doing that is for David Beckham to do what he did. David Beckham coming out for Maddie is a story in itself and will at least get a few front pages across the national media; my only fear is that he may have done it too soon.  


Maybe he should have waited a bit longer for the press to drop the Madeline stories from the front page and then declared his support at a key moment. This would then push Madeline back up the news agenda and onto the front pages again.


The image of this little girl needs to be ingrained in everyone’s mind. We all need to look twice at every bemused three year old little girl we see, especially at an airport or terminal.


If she has been abducted, her hair may have been dyed - look at the pictures and remember her eyes. She has very distinctive eyes with a black flash across one iris.


Madeline will be found via thorough police work, aided by the general public. In a case like this, every aware citizen becomes an unofficial member of the Police Force; let’s hope we hear good news soon.



Do you remember my blog about Vida Cor Meum months ago? About how, more than any other piece of music in the world, it lifts my soul and transports me to another place. It makes me cry it moves me so much.


Those of you who know me will know I am from Liverpool, support the lads (can't wait for the 23rd!) and Paul McCartney.


On Sunday night, I could not believe it. I was watching the Classical Brit Awards, classical crossover being the music that rocks my boat, and, the album of the year was won by Paul McCartney for… wait for it….. Ecce Cor Meum. Go Paul, total respect! I am off to buy that album right now!


You Can Listen To Vide Cor Meum By Clicking On This Link Here. 

John said:
Responded: Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Nadine, really! It's Ecce not Eccy: Behold My Heart.
Anon researcher said:
Responded: Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Classical error has been corrected. To Jim McGovern, you are posting under yesterday's blog. We would never ignore you. Orationem pulchram non habens scribo ista linea in lingua latina
Mike H said:
Responded: Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Drat. You've just cost me the price of a CD. Not the Paul McCartney, I should add, but Vide Cor Meum. Having just listened to a sample on YouTube (tut, tut) I'm going to have to buy it now! Can I send you an invoice? There's nothing better than the right piece of music for smoothing away the worries of the day, although my all time favourite has to be Miserere Mei Deus - and the best of the best is the version by The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. It was featured on 'The South Bank Show' many many years ago and I became totally hooked on unaccompanied choral music. It has such a sublime purity that nothing beats it for me. Tingle-factor music at its very best. Oh, and you could always add Vaughan Williams variations on a theme by Thomas Tallis if you want a similar effect from orchestral music. I wish I could add a paragraph break here - this really needs to be completely separate.... I don't think that poor little girl's face will be forgotten by the public - even if the attention of the media moves on. Most of us will still clearly remember the two girls from Soham who died at the hands of Ian Huntley. The abiding impression I'm left with is that it took the Portuguese authorities a long time to get the investigation geared up to the right level. Ian Huntley became involved with the media in the early stages of that investication. I just hope the similarities between the two cases go no further.
Mike H said:
Responded: Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Anon researcher - can we have a translation, please. My Latin didn't make it to O-level and it was a long, long time ago. Something about prayer and government?
Mike H said:
Responded: Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Is your website broken, Nadine. More missing comments. By the way, shouldn't her name be spelt Madeleine in your blog title?
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