Is British Beauty on the Inside?

Sitting in the South of France, a columnist from Britain began to wonder how her fellow countrywomen stack up against the beauties of Provence. Apparently, she finds that they don’t measure up well to their neighbors across the Channel, but, as AA Gill declares in a Sunday column for The Times of London, so what? “The English at heart know that beauty is a cheat; it is an unfair advantage, a distraction from the real qualities that you want in a girl: the ability to fry a breakfast with a hangover, have sex in the rain without complaining, flatten an intruder with a left hook…” The list goes on. So chin up, Britons, the news today is that there’s far more than beauty to behold in your land.