FT’s secret agent, on form…

From a column six months back…

“Budget isn’t an issue, though they are price-sensitive.”
How isn’t that a contradiction in terms? “I’m not quite sure I understand?” was my reply.
“They’ve got the money but they don’t want to be ripped off.”

and

I can only write that it was decorated in a style not to my taste. Imagine a foyer, dining room and main reception room of black marble, floor to ceiling. The gadgets were all accounted for – but there was no sunlight. Mammon, Satan and Darth Vader would have found the place turnkey.

A deerstalker in Park Lane The Secret Agent, FT Jan 15/16 2011

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