I don't know about where you are, but here in northwest France the weather is very disappointing. After a brief hot spell last week we are back to day after day of grey cloud with occasional glimpses of sun, mostly in the late afternoon. If you live here you make the best of it, but it must be so disappointing for people who come expecting to lounge around on the glorious beaches. So, though there's not a reader or a writer or a book in sight, here's a lovely painting by the great English painter Laura Knight (1877-1970), to remind us of what we may be missing. Mind you, it may not be all that hot on this particular beach, which was painted in Cornwall where Knight spent several years - the painting was shown at the Royal Academy in 1909 and was a great success. Certainly the children are fully dressed, but that was probably the norm when it was painted. Here's hoping for better weather for all of us soon.