The Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

June 11, 2015, Article by Tom in Books


It’s that time of year again where we all show our love for old bear.

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for the perfect book to treat him with then we’ve got what you need. Check out this selection of beauties…

 

Fiction

Hearts of Stone – Simon Scarrow: a powerful WWII novel by the bestselling historical fiction author. Three friends find themselves on opposing sides as the war reaches the Greek island of Lefkas. Action-packed and rich in historical detail. Hardback, Headline, £18.99

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Quicksand by Steve Toltz: the hilarious new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author. It’s a proper tour de force, taking a subversive (and slightly disturbing) look at 21st century life. Hardback, Hodder & Stoughton, £17.99

The Children Act – Ian McEwan: Another fantastic slice of fiction from the author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach. We won’t spoil the plot, but it’s safe to say that it’s one of his best in recent years. Paperback, Vintage, £7.99

Finders Keepers – Stephen King: the second volume in a trilogy (following Mr Mercedes) from the legendary author, focusing on Detective Bill Hodges. Proper old school, heart-pounding suspense. Hardback, Hodder & Stoughton, £20

 

Sport

Ricky Hatton’s Vegas Tales – Ricky Hatton: the boxing legend reveals hilarious, crazy tales from his five huge fights in Las Vegas, giving an insight into his incredible career. Packed with contributions from fans, his team, and celebrity pals such as Noel Gallagher. Hardback, Headline, £20

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No Limits – Ian Poulter: the autobiography from one of golf’s most charismatic (and best-dressed) figures. This is his inspirational story, form his early failed career as a footballer with Spurs , through to his match-winning contributions in successive European Ryder Cup triumphs. Paperback, Quercus, £7.99

 

Music

Rebel Heroes – Huey Morgan: one of the sharpest radio DJs in the land, Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ frontman Huey Morgan examines his favourite musical rule-breakers and looks at why we will always need revolutionary artists. Hardback, Octopus, £18.99

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The Road Beneath My Feet – Frank Turner: the folk punk hero reveals all about life on the road in this brilliant tour memoir. Anyone who loves live music will enjoy Frank’s journey from tiny pub gigs through to selling out Wembley Arena. Hardback, Headline, £20

 

Bonus Non-Fiction

Churchill’s Secret Warriors – Damien Lewis: the renowned war reporter uncovers the stories behind the band of eccentrics and buccaneers that Churchill recruited to strike back against a seemingly invincible foe – the Nazis. Gripping stuff. Paperback, Quercus, £7.9950355_ChurchillsSecretWarriors_PB.indd

Walking Away – Simon Armitage: The poet follows up Walking Home with a new memoir, as he swaps the moorland uplands of the north for the coastal fringes of Britain’s south west, taking poetry into distant communities and tourist hot-spots and busking his way from start to finish. Hardback, Faber & Faber, £16.99

The Water Book – Alok Jha: ever wondered what the deal is with that stuff that comes out of your tap? (water, incase you weren’t sure). Wonder no more, as Alok Jha lifts the lid on the weird world of water and reveals the extraordinary story about our most ordinary substance. Hardback, Headline, £20

 Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there!


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