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Father's Day 15 June 2014 Father's Day 15 June 2014

With Father's Day just around the corner why not give him something more interesting than Slippers and Socks - see below for a selection of books that we think will be perfect.

Featured Books
Harry's Last Stand How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it
Harry Leslie Smith
June 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. In November last year, Harry Leslie Smith wrote a piece for the Guardian called “This Year, I will wear a poppy for the last time”,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
     
Wild Wood
Jan Needle
Take a romp through your childhood memories and observe the villains of Wild Wood with new eyes. Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole from 'The Wind in the Willows' are most definitely ‘Haves’ so it’s fascinating to see the story from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
     
How to be a Husband
Tim Dowling
Not wishing to lead by example, Tim Dowling, does however have over 20 years of husbandly experience to offer those who would like to ask; Tim, how can I be a good husband? Guardian readers and ardent followers of Tim...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
     
Top Gear: Epic Failures 50 Great Motoring Cock-Ups
Richard Porter
The 50 “what-were-they-thinking-of” cars, the ones that were not only failures, they were Epic failures. Top of the Father’s Day gift-list for any Top Gear fanatic Dads.Like for Like ReadingThe Worst Cars Ever Sold, Giles Chapman
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
The Great King
Christian Cameron
A well-researched and delightfully written account of the time after the Battle of Marathon and up to the time of Thermopylae seen through the eyes of a slave-cum-warrior Arimnestos. It is a tremendous period of which much has been written...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
The Pagan Lord
Bernard Cornwell
This is the sort of book that once started you resent having to put it down so don’t begin it too late at night. It is the seventh in the Warrior Chronicles but you can read it on its own....
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
The Blood Crows
Simon Scarrow
Another Macro and Cato adventure during the reign of the newly appointed Roman Emperor Claudius. Having upset some of the palace advisers as they helped Claudius and his son Nero to power, the two get themselves posted to Britain which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     
Bannockburn Scotland's Greatest Battle for Independence
Angus Konstam
This book, published to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the battle, draws on the latest scholarship and archaeological evidence to provide a fast-paced, highly readable and clear narrative of this important story. It also explores the modern legacy of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/05/2014
     
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit
Carol Baxter
The year is 1845 and a murderer is caught by the first Electric telegraph, installed on the Great Western Railway. John Tawell, an upright citizen, a Quaker who had erred and been sent to Australia for his pains came back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
     
Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed
Guy Martin
Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this adrenaline rush to the joys of winning. If you want to feel the speed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
     
The Greatest Traitor The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake
Roger Hermiston
March 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. George Blake, one of the biggest moles the British spy service has ever seen, yet he had been a war hero, had seemed so promising...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2014
     
Big Phil Campion's Real World SAS Survival Guide Any Threat. Any Situation. Sorted.
Phil Campion
As the sub-title suggests Ex-SAS Phil Campion shows how to face Any threat, Any Situation. He considers and advises on everything from the most likely dangers encountered in everyday life to what to do in a disaster or war situation....
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
The Last British Dambuster One Man's Extraordinary Life and the Raids That Changed History
George Johnny Johnson
One of the last men able to look back on the Dambuster raids and say they were there, George “Johnny” Johnston recalls his decision to join the RAF then on joining the 617 squadron and the relentless training for the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
     
The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World A Pointless Book Written by the Presenters of the Hit BBC 1 TV Show
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
From the top BBC comedy show Pointless here are the 100 absolutely most pointless arguments to rot your brain. Quickly brushing aside the Why are we here question and that old favourite, Does God exist - yes or no -they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
     
The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington
Is there any meaning to life, it’s a rum old do - what’s it all about?? With the aim of answering this major philosophical question Karl Pilkington goes on the road, on a journey of self-discovery around the world no...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     
Being Keith
Keith Lemon
How Keith made it to the top, becoming a lady magnet and the envy of every man he meets. What is it like to be this wonderful and successful? Share the dream with Keith...and learn.Like for Like Reading
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2012
     
Ultimate Dad Stuff
Steve Caplin, Simon Rose
A compilation volume comprising Dad’s Stuff and More Dad’s Stuff making this the ultimate book for Dads with no idea. There are more than enough games and activities in Ultimate Dad Stuff to keep the kids busy and active throughout...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
Dickie Bird
Written in fine conversational tone, a book of anecdote and memory from crickets very own Dickie Bird. Retired and nearing 80 he may be but he’s still attending every cricket match he can, and still has many cricketing insights to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     
At Speed
Mark Cavendish
A revelatory autobiography with Mark Cavendish describing how he became a one-man powerhouse. Cycling at his level is hard and it takes more guts, talent and dedication than 99.9% of us can muster. He records the highs – the lows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     
Always Managing My Autobiography
Harry Redknapp
Through Harry Redknapp’s eyes we see British football over five decades – his own changing fortunes set against a game that’s changed out of all recognition during that time. One of the last of the great British Managers, Harry Redknapp’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
     
Manhood Is a Serious Business
Cath Tate
From Cath Tate of greetings cards fame, a lovely book for Father’s Day, full of tongue in cheek humour. Here we have portraits of men, mostly from the 1910-1940 eras, often in absurd poses with deadpan faces, the “what on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2014
     
100 Ideas for Dads Who Love Their Kids but Find Them Exhausting
Willem Van Eekelen
Here’s a selection of activities where the kids get active, and the fathers don’t have to - but the magic secret is... everyone gets to have fun. As laid back as it gets but Willen Van Eekelen says it works...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     
Rod Laver An Autobiography
Rod Laver
Praised from an early age for having “the eye of a hawk” Rod Laver still retains one of the most powerful reputations in men’s tennis. He was World No 1 for seven years and the only player to achieve the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
     
A Colder War
Charles Cumming
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country, Cumming introduced once-disgraced and now covertly back in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     
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I wonder what percentage of Lovereading families remember Mother’s Day but fail to register Father’s Day! Apparently, the national figure is quite high.

We at Lovereading are here to change all that and have pulled together a number of fabulous titles, both fiction and non-fiction, which Dads everywhere are sure to enjoy over the summer months.

So have a look at our selection, read an extract before deciding whether to buy or not and make sure Dad doesn’t miss out again this year.

And if you need a bit more inspiration why not take a look at our Sport from the Armchair section.