Nicholas Hill

I've spent all my adult life in real estate, and I'm lucky to have worked in lots of culturally different environments.

This has been very rewarding but has involved big lifestyle changes, often unexpected.

Now I'm older, I sometimes look back at my life and ask myself what if . . . ?

What if I'd been given that job I'd applied for in London and not gone to work in Africa?

And then there was the party where I met my wife. What if I'd gone to the pub with my mates instead?

Every day, different doors open and close, but how do we know we are taking the right one? 

The truth is that each of us tries to manage our destiny, but we can only hope to improve the odds.

In The Journey, Simon had his life nicely mapped out, but when stuff keeps happening, he has to keep adapting.

It's a bit like the GPS recalculating the route when you miss a turning. 

Except in life, it doesn't happen automatically, and there are no guarantees you'll arrive where you expected.

Nicholas Hill's Books

ISBN: 9781914471964


The Journey

June 28, 2022

After years of hard work and sacrifice, Simon has a good family, a beautiful home and a successful luxury car dealership.

Then a tragic accident shatters his world, and the more he struggles to hold his life together, the more it seems to fall apart. Relationships are under pressure, and as he struggles to handle his grief, there is trouble brewing that could destroy everything he has worked for.

With the looming threat of years in prison, financial ruin and the loss of his family and friends – the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Can Simon save his family and find happiness again?

Nicholas Hill is a commercial property developer in the South of France, where he lives with his wife, Samantha and their three young children. He is 63 and was brought up in Snowdonia and the Wirral before studying at the London School of Economics. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he has spent most of his working life in Africa and Continental Europe.

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