Father’s Day book ideas!

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had lovely weekends! Father’s Day is almost upon us (Sunday 15th), and if like me you’re still searching for a great present, I thought it would be fun to put together a few book suggestions!

Whether you’re looking for a crime novel, or just a funny book to make your Dad smile, I’ve tried to find a bit of everything! Let me know if there are any you think I should add to the list.

The Nemesis Program by Scott Mariani (Avon books)

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Great for: Dads who love action and science-fiction.
Available: 5th June
Summary: Ben Hope is a man ready to leave behind the action and adventure of his past; a man ready to embrace a life of theology and marriage. But fate has a different path in mind and, when a woman from Ben’s past arrives in England fearing for his life, Ben is forced to turn his back on all he holds dear, to face his demons once more to save humanity.

Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War by Taylor Downing (Little Brown books)

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Great for: Dads who love history
Available: Out now
Summary: Behind the trenches and brutality of the First World War, a scientific war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, physicists, doctors, mathematicians and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, in the air and most importantly, life at home. Secret Warriors provides an invaluable and fresh history of the First World War in its centenary year, profiling a number of the key figures who made great leaps in science for the benefit of 20th Century Britain.

Confessions of the World’s Best Father by Dave Engledow  (Penguin books)

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Great for: First-time dads, or dads who love to laugh
Available: Out now
Summary: When Dave Engledow took a photo of himself holding his eight-week-old daughter, Alice Bee, like a football while squirting breast milk into a ‘World’s Best Father’ mug of coffee, he didn’t expect the reaction that followed. Instead of complaints and a call from social services, he found that his innocent attempt to capture the sleep-deprived idiocy of the first-time dad had the whole world clamouring for more. Unfortunately for Alice Bee, her father obliged – repeatedly.

Wilbur Smith: The Early Years Collection

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Great for: A Dad who has so many books you want to get him something literary but different
Available: 15th June 2014
Summary: Wilbur Smith is a literary phenomenon: he has published 34 novels into 26 millions, with sales in excess of 122 million copies. To honour 50 years in publishing, a special edition box set will be released, including a series of exclusive interviews with Wilbur, his early writing experiences and writing tips for aspiring authors, an audiobook set of his first novel, ‘When the Lion Feeds’. There will also be a special edition copy of his first published work, ‘On Flinders’ Face’.

Schizophrenia – Who Cares? A Father’s Story by Tim Salmon (Blackbird Digital Books)

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Great for: Dads interested in science/medicine
Out now
Better known as a travel writer rather than a campaigner for mental healthcare, Tim Salmon tells the moving story of his son’s twenty year struggle with schizophrenia. Dedicating his frank account to those finding themselves in the same boat, both sufferers and relatives, he delves into this illness which throws them into a what can be a bewildering and chaotic situation.

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