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Go to work on an ego

Lifesearch rent-a-quote, sorry, head of protection strategy Kevin Carr was so impressed with his recent Profile in MM that he requested an extra 10 copies of the quality publication to distribute to family and friends.

At least, that is what some have guessed they are for. Others suggest that Carr might be wallpapering his bedroom with the A3 sheets.

We did try getting them framed to give away as prizes but no art shops in the London W1 area were insured to handle such a valuable work of art.

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