The history, art and places behind The Gilded Seal

Da Vinci’s masterpiece, probably the most famous painting in the world!

Read about the theft, the search for and the return of the Mona Lisa

Pictures and information on some of the works of art from The Gilded Seal.

A 300 km (186 mile) network of subterranean tunnels and rooms stretching under Paris.

The central plot of The Gilded Seal is constructed around and inspired by real life crimes.

Upon his passing, a death mask or mould of Napoleon’s face was made.

Pictures of some of the key places referred to in The Gilded Seal.

‘Crackles along’ Daily Mail
‘James Twining knows how to grip’ Times Literary Supplement

Tom Kirk books by James Twining