Maids traces the history of the maid in erotic literature throughout the last two centuries, but concentrates on the maid’s golden age, the 19th century. The Victorian Maid is the stuff of erotic legend and this pert, biddable female has been at the heart of many a male sexual fantasy for almost a century and a half. Maids is divided into loosely chronological image galleries and juicy sections of text by authors ranging from well known to obscure or even to shady and anonymous. When we started our research for Maids we had no idea what a rich subject it would turn out to be. What emerged was a book so full of intriguing and arousing art and photography, not to mention spicy extracts from great erotic literature that it does justice to this fascinating and hugely erotic subject. Images are by a selection of artists and photographers who vary widely in their treatment of the subject. As well as a wealth of period photography, China Hamilton, Ben Westwood, Eric Wilkins and John DuPret all have contributed to make Maids the most intriguing, saucy and provocative book you’ll ever possess on the subject.