In Person: Peter de Savary, Founder & chairman, Bovey Castle

Peter de Savary knows a thing or two about life's shifting fortunes. When, on the upside, you've gone from teenage landscape gardener to global property magnate and competed in the America's Cup, the good times are rolling. But when the plane in which you're travelling plummets into the Caribbean and a health scare forces you to stare death square in the eyes, your outlook might change.

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