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In 2013 Neil Gaiman performed Charles Dickens "performance text" of A Christmas Carol at the New York Public Library, dressed as Dickens and channeling Dickens' own celebrated public readings. The audio of that event became the most popular and most downloaded event the NYPL has ever had, becoming a Christmas staple.
Ten years later, in a Christmas Miracle, Neil will be putting on a beard and top hat, and impersonating the great novelist once again, as he reads Dickens' unique performance text for two December nights to remember. Neil is renowned as one of the finest of modern readers/performers, as Dickens was in his time. Two glorious Victorian nights at the Town Hall, with carolers, unique gifts for sale, and a tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, of ghosts, and of life.
As at the NYPL in 2013, the event will be introduced by Molly Oldfield. It was while writing her first book, The Secret Museum, that she discovered a very special treasure. A large leather bound book, belonging to Charles Dickens, which he created for his public readings of a Christmas Carol. Wanting to bring the book back to life, Molly enlisted the help of Neil and their friends at the NYPL. The rest is history!