Property folk have many hidden talents and weird and wonderful pastimes, but not many write novels in their spare time, let alone get one published.

Nicholas Faulkner

So Metropolis was surprised to find that Stiles Harold Williams’ head of residential management, Nicholas Faulkner had just released his debut tome A Dream to Die For.

Faulkner penned the book, in which a middle-aged man questions his life choices (we’ve all been there), around his full-time job as a chartered surveyor.

“A lot of my work is very legal and technical, so it’s great to be developing a second career as a writer - where I can completely exercise my imagination,” he says.

Metropolis dreads to think what the outcome would be if the wider property industry put pen to paper while exercising their imaginations.