Image of the Week

Ripeness is all


Does a hung parliament mean austerity to come? The Amorist has a sudden longing for summer sunshine, bare skin and soft generous flesh. Skinny models start to look unfed and undernourished when what we need is the warm embrace of comfort, generosity and love. This ravishing Edwardian model is a promise of hope and youth.

My most beautiful of all little blue grey mouse catching, pearly bottomed, creamy-thighed, soft-waisted mewing rat-pursuers! Letter from Peter Pears to Benjamin Britten, 1941