Fun is probably not how her father would describe the City these days. Lord Spens - dubbed the Predatory Peer because of his buccaneering ways - has had a pretty miserable few years, despite having cleared his name after the Guinness trial. He's suing the Bank of England for bringing about the loss of his job at Henry Ansbacher, the merchant bank, and is engaged in running battles with the Serious Fraud Office (but then, who isn't).
Not all the Spens are having a rough time of it, though. I hear Sarah's brother, Patrick, a market-maker at Merrill Lynch, has a great time. So maybe he persuaded her the City wasn't all bad.
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