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by | 1st, December 2003

‘LIKE a flat that will not sell, the Express has been sending us particulars about property news and prices for far too long.

”The bed only cost me a hand and a yard of colon”

But today there is a twist on the story as a British woman tries to raise funds to get a foot on the property ladder by selling a kidney.

Nicola Ireland is reported to have allowed her boyfriend, John McGowan, to place an advert on the Internet offering her kidney for sale.

The going rate for the organ is said to be £85,000, roughly the price of a small bijou studio flat in an up-and-coming area of Aberdeen.

But the news is grim when readers learn that Ms Ireland plans not to move to the northern reaches of these islands, but rather to buy a place in a Devon seaside village.

Such is the popularity of these places that one kidney might not be enough; chances are Ms Ireland will have to sell some other organs.

She might well die from the operation to donate her heart, liver and brain, but any wake held in her memory will be staged in a delightful dual-aspect lounge-diner with an original Edwardian fireplace and splendid views of the sea.’

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