Quote of the week

"I like the picture. I thought, God, that's gorgeous – it can't be me. When I'm long gone his work's still going to be remembered. But I also like the intellectual challenge of law and politics."

– Bristol lawyer and Labour councillor for Bath and North East Somerset Marilyn Hawkings on her feelings after posing naked for Rankin Waddell's exhibition Raw Nudes, now showing at Proud Galleries, London. Hawkings, who has since been besieged by the media, qualified in the UK before becoming a member of the California Bar.