Give books this Father's Day

Whether he's a tech lover, football fan or just loves a great story, we've got great gift suggestions for every type of dad this Father's Day.

Whether he's a tech lover, football fan or just loves a great story, we've got great gift suggestions for every type of dad this Father's Day, and not an aftershave in sight. 

Watching the Wheels

by Damon Hill

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Damon Hill's autobiography, Watching The Wheels, tells his unique story of growing up as the son of one of the country's most famous racing drivers and how he became an F1 champion himself in 1996. Courageously honest, and hugely rewarding, the book is a celebration of the last golden era of F1 racing, the perfect gift for dads who love Formula One. 

Give Watching the Wheels with a guided tour of Silverstone, the home of British motor racing

My Turn: The Autobiography

by Johan Cruyff

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Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Cruyff's playing style and philosophy of 'Total Football' continues to live on in some of the most successful teams in the world, including Barcelona and Bayern Munich. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. My Turn is the story of this brilliant teacher and analyst of the beautiful game. 

Give My Turn with a copy of Football Manager 2017, so your Dad can put his new found managerial knowledge to good use. 

Kind of Blue

by Ken Clarke

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Kind of Blue charts Ken Clarke's remarkable progress from working-class scholarship boy in Nottinghamshire to high political office and the upper echelons of both his party and of government. If your dad is glued to the latest political happenings, he'll love this fascinating insight into the inner workings of UK government from one of Britain's longest standing MPs. 

Give Kind of Blue with a Netflix subscription, so that your dad can catch up with addictive political drama House of Cards when he's not watching the news. 

We Were Warriors

by Johnny Mercer

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A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer served in the army for twelve years. On his third tour of Afghanistan, he was a Joint Fires Controller, with the pressurised job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them. Then one morning, in brutal close quarter combat, everything changed...

We Were Warriors is a soldier's account of what it is like to risk your life every day, told with Johnny's wit and wry humour. 

Give We Were Warriors with a trip to the new National Army Museum in London.

Move Fast and Break Things

by Jonathan Taplin

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Academic Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the giants, Google, Amazon and Facebook and the impact this has had on content creators and entertainment industry. With an unrivalled CV, including stints as a tour manager for Bob Dylan and film producer for Martin Scorsese, Taplin's insight into the impact of the tech giants on the entertainment industry is a fascinating read.

Give Move Fast and Break Things with a portable record player.

Cooking for Family and Friends

by Joe Wicks

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Joe Wicks' Cooking For Family and Friends has one hundred healthy recipes you can make for a crowd, great for a Dad who knows his way around the kitchen, or to help teach one who doesn't.

Give Cooking For Family and Friends with an extra-large pancake pan, so your Dad can make Joe Wicks' American-style blueberry pancakes for the whole family. 

The Fix

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David Baldacci's latest book is the third to feature Amos Decker, a unique special agent who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory. In The Fix, Decker exposes a conspiracy that reaches the upper echelons of the US government, revealing secrets that stretch back a lifetime. 

Give The Fix with an escape room challenge, so that your Dad can try his hand at detective work himself. 

No Cunning Plan

by Sir Tony Robinson

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Blackadder, Bristol City, Time Team, terrible jobs in history. No Cunning Plan is a funny and frank memoir from much-loved actor and comedian Tony Robinson, whose career on stage and screen has spanned over fifty years. 

Give No Cunning Plan with Blackadder: The Complete Collection, so that your Dad can reacquaint himself with Tony Robinson's turnip loving character Baldrick. 

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

by Paul Howard

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Tara Browne was the Irish aristocrat whose extraordinary life inspired the Beatles' greatest song - A Day in the Life - released fifty years ago.  I Read The News Today, Oh Boy tells the story of Swinging London through the life of one of the scenes most famous faces, and the world's most famous albums.  

Give I Read the News Today, Oh Boy with the remastered 50th Anniversary Editon of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.