The Professor has a thing for museums. This attraction is described in Gabriel's Inferno and it will be explored in the sequel.
Last week, I tweeted about some of the great museums of the world. Today, I'd like to provide a link to two of those museums.
The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia is an incredible repository of art and artifacts. It also has an excellent website that provides visitors with a virtual tour.
One of my favourite pieces in the Hermitage is Rembrandt's The Prodigal Son. (You can read my previous post on this painting here.)
The British Museum in London boasts another incredible collection. My favourite piece is the Rosetta Stone. It enabled researchers to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics because the Egyptian text was also recorded on the stone in Greek. (Parenthetically, it should be noted that the Museum's elegant gift shop is not above embracing kitsch. I was able to purchase a very nice mouse pad and paperweight of the Rosetta Stone.)
As we approach the end of March, I'm pleased to announce that the cover to the sequel to Gabriel's Inferno will be revealed soon. We're still expecting a release date before summer. I'll be posting more information in the next couple of weeks and there will be opportunities for you to win a copy of the sequel. (You can read a teaser for the book here. A second teaser will be posted on the Bookish Temptations site in April.)
Finally, I want to congratulate my friend E.L. James on the sale of her Fifty Shades Trilogy to Vintage Books and the forthcoming sale of the film rights to those books.
Thank you, readers, for your support of me and my writing.
All the best and thanks for reading,