Did you miss NYPL’s event with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield on Sunday? If so, we have a treat for you! The audio recording is now available here, on the Library’s website, and iTunes U! Listen as Molly shares the story of her book The Secret Museum and the fascinating world of unique and rare items at museums and libraries around the globe, including NYPL’s collection of Dickens material from the Berg Collection of English and American Literature, followed by Neil’s dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol - using Dickens’ own edits for his readings of the novel 150 years ago.
“The suburb of Saffron Park lay on the sunset side of London, as red and ragged as a cloud of sunset. It was built of a bright brick throughout; its sky-line was fantastic, and even its ground plan was wild. It had been the outburst of a speculative builder, faintly tinged with art, who called its architecture sometimes Elizabethan and sometimes Queen Anne, apparently under the impression that the two sovereigns were identical. It was described with some justice as an artistic colony, though it never in any definable way produced any art. But although its pretensions to be an intellectual centre were a little vague, its pretensions to be a pleasant place were quite indisputable.”—The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton Download the FREE ebook & join our online book discussion for July!