Here’s a teaser for my newest soon-to-be-published book, The Golden Manuscripts: A Novel. It’s currently on preorder.
The novel is inspired by a real case on two illuminated manuscripts stolen by an American soldier toward the end of World War II. The theft becomes the vehicle for illustrating what’s wrong with today’s art world. Though I tell an imagined story of the theft, the narrative is factual on what was stolen—except for the second stolen manuscript—how the treasures were later returned, and how the family of the thief made several million dollars.
The case never attracted the same level of publicity as the theft of paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We’re much more familiar with artworks by Monet, Manet, and Rembrandt than with medieval illuminated manuscripts.
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