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Preface -- Chapter One Now and Then -- Chapter Two Revelations and Lost Bits -- Chapter Three Meeting Rita Angus -- Chapter Four Not Going Quietly into That Dark Night -- Chapter Five Mum's Winter of Despair -- Chapter Six The Time of Day -- Chapter Seven The Life of the Artist as Wife and Mother -- Chapter Eight Jack in the Box -- Chapter Nine The Chelsea Hotel -- Chapter Ten Goya's Demons -- Chapter Eleven The Expensive Hotel with Rather Strange Inhabitants -- Chapter Twelve Titirangi-- Chapter Thirteen My Postgrad -- Chapter Fourteen New York Recall -- Chapter Fifteen Adjusting Attitudes in the Life Class -- Chapter Sixteen 'Old Age Is Not for Sissies'-- Chapter Seventeen Down in Grey Lynn -- Chapter Eighteen Showing in the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and Never Getting There -- Chapter Nineteen Just One of Those Things -- Chapter Twenty Hello & Goodbye.

About the Author

Jacqueline Fahey was born in Timaru in 1929. A distinguished artist, especially known for her paintings of domestic and suburban life, she is also a writer. Fahey was one of the first New Zealand artists to work explicitly from a woman's perspective and in the late 1980s she became an influential lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts at Auckland University. Fahey was selected to represent New Zealand at the 1985 Sydney Perspecta and her work was included in the 2007 exhibition 100 Feminist Painters at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.


Unusual, creative, intellectual, funny, wise and true, Jacqueline Fahey takes her readers through a fascinating set of memories. - Carroll du Chateau, NZ Herald

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