"Journey to a New Life" in a nutshell:
This is a story that starts as factual, describing in some detail how I lost nearly £1,000,000 of other people's money and £750,000 of my own because of a change in the law, which my expensive solicitors didn't tell me about! The fat cats of both the legal and accountancy profession then milked the situation, and as far as I know, investors got nothing back, despite the intervention of the Financial Services Authority. I say despite it all, it was probably because of their initial intervention the investors lost everything!
Anyway, the story then descends into adventurous half-truths, stretched imagination, and a huge amount of wishful thinking.
Some names have been changed to protect the innocent, some haven't, and others are by inference only.
Some place names, distances, and locations have been slightly modified to suit the second part of the story, but you can actually follow my journey across part of France either by bike, car, or if you so wished, on foot, and as you pass, certain features will be recognizable.