In chronological order the key series covered in the book (including sketches, prints, props, installations) will be: Servant and Girl, Parents and Children/The Grandmother, Love/The Dybbuk, The Children's Crusade, The Abortion series, Mary Martha and Magdalene, Nossa Senhora, The Wedding Guest, Ex-Voto, Cheri II, The Inspection, The Interrogator's Garden, After Hogarth, Celestina's House, Wide Sargasso Sea, Misericordia, Jane Eyre, Him, Red Riding Hood, Metamorphosis after Kafka, Olga, La Fete, The Portuguese Duck, The Little Mermaid, The Abandoned Princess, War, The Cake Woman, The Pillowman - and also a selection from work made up to January 2007.
John McEwen, art critic for the Sunday Telegraph and writes extensively on 20th century art for a number of journals and publications. As art critic for the Spectator in the early 1980s he was among the most enthusiastic champions of Paula Rego's first solo exhibitions in England. His books include Glenkiln and John Bellany. He lives in London.
"The visual pleasures of this rich volume make it an unmissable treat."-Art World "Excellent... A poignant and insightful exploration of the studio practice and image-making processes of Paula Rego... A fascinating contribution to the field, in which the quality of research and writing is complemented by the quality of presentation."-The Art Book