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John Henry's debut book, The Search: The true story of a D-Day survivor, an unlikely friendship and a lost shipwreck off Normandy is was released 2nd June 2022 in hardback, published by Robinson/Little, Brown Book Group.

The Search was published in North America on 8th May 2023 by Hachette US.

The book will be published in paperback in December 2023.

Before dedicating his time to books, John Henry previously contributed articles to VICE, Noisey, Rock Sound, Military History Matters, Travellers Times, War History Online and many more.

He is currently writing a novel and, when wanting a distraction from that, publishes a newsletter titled The Nowhere Man.



The Search is a great read. Profoundly moving both for those who took part in it and for the reader - Hugh Dennis

A heart-warming story of a unique bond and a daring archaeological adventure - Dan Snow

A thrilling adventure story – expertly crafted with wit, heart, and captivating research - Nick Hayes (Book of Trespass)

This book has it all: discovery, adventure, loss and - at its heart - love and friendship. A redemptive true story from a fresh and talented writer - Dr Chloe Duckworth (The Great British Dig)

The Search is more than the title of this book. It is the riddle of why we hunt for mysteries - why we go looking, near and far, for things we are often unlikely to find - and it pulses beneath every page. Engrossing, poignant, inspiring and meticulously researched, this is a unique book and a fitting testament to the courage of the people who inspired it - Damian Le Bas (The Stopping Places)

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