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Nick's brother is a saint. And Nick can't help hating him for it

By Tom Lee   July 2008

Nice car,” said Nick’s brother Ed, as they put the bags in the boot at the airport. Nick looked up at him, wondering if Ed meant anything more than this, and then decided that he did not. He would have to try not to be so touchy. They had not seen each other for nearly two years and his brother was simply making an effort. After all, it was a nice car, a black four-wheel drive Toyota, but hardly ostentatious. It was the first substantial thing Nick had bought when he and Beth had moved to the US eighteen months…

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