“Land of illusions” is a book by Stephen Baxter. The author was a property developer, and had purchased a parcel of land in a remote corner of England’s northwest. He called it “Baxterland”, which means “my land”. But Baxter’s land was also, like his name, imaginary. In fact, it was owned by a different person. It was a real-estate scam.In
This story was originally published on November 13, 2018.It was updated November 21, 2018 to reflect a new price estimate for the Land Rover.