J Paul Henderson was born and grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, gained a Master's degree in American Studies and travelled to Afghanistan. He worked in a foundry, as a bus conductor, trained as an accountant and then, when the opportunity to return to academia arose, left for Mississippi, returning four years later with a doctorate in 20thC US History and more knowledge of Darlington Hoopes than was arguably necessary. (Hoopes was a Pennsylvanian socialist and the last presidential candidate of the American Socialist Party).
There is heartbreak...black humour... and some of the charm of
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry * Daily Mail *
exceptionally good...The characters and plot are fantastic and I really couldn't praise it enough -- Blake Brooks * Bookseller *
A fun, upbeat and enjoyable read * Goodreads *
A fascinating and poignant novel -- Zarina de Ruiter * Woman's World *
the shimmering humour and life values Henderson explores are certainly something you wouldn't want to miss * The Star Online *