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The KingDude To Interview Legendary, English, Chesterton Expert, Aiden Mackey!
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Mandeville, LA – As part of his ‘Mike Church Show Invasion of The Dowry of Mary”, legendary English G.K. Chesterton expert Aiden Mackey, will sit down with Mike for a candid interview to be conducted in the library at the legendary Oxford Oratory! Wheaton College, one of many universities that have honored Mr. Mackey, writes:
Aidan Mackey is known throughout the world not only as a foremost G.K. Chesterton scholar, but also as a kind and generous friend to all who work in this area of literary scholarship. Born and schooled in Manchester, England, Aidan was introduced to Chesterton’s writings shortly before his 14th birthday by his older brother, and never stopped reading them thereafter. He had to leave school at an early age out of his family’s financial necessity; he worked at the bookshop for Burns, Oates, and Washbourne, a Roman Catholic book publisher, where he met his wife-to-be, Dorene Tranter. After both served briefly in the Air Force, they were married in 1945 at the end of the European conflict. Upon discharge from the service, Aidan trained as a teacher, eventually spending 12 years as Headmaster at St. Tarcisius School in Surrey, during which time he assisted in the development of the English Middle School system, and was sent by the Foreign Office to Gibraltar to introduce the system on the island.
Throughout this time, Aidan and Dorene were enjoying opportunities to meet with fellow readers and admirers of G.K. Chesterton, and getting to know people who had been close to Chesterton, including Dorothy Collins, Mrs. Cecil “Keith” Chesterton, and John Sullivan. Through these connections of mutual interest, particularly those overseas, Aidan began to dabble in second-hand book-dealing, assisting American or Australian collectors to find items in Britain. In the ‘70s, he took an early retirement from teaching, and began a second career in bookselling.
“I am thrilled beyond words to have the honor of sitting down with Aiden Mackey and chatting with him about both of our favorite author’s G.K. Chesterton. May God bless all involved and I give special thanks to Our Lady of Walsingham, on whose loving intercession I have relied upon for this broadcasting adventure in England.”
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