The best books to gift this Father’s Day

The best books to gift this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming up, we’ve put together a list of 6 books we think would make the perfect gift for all Dads everywhere. Take a look below!

Man vs Toddler by Matt Coyne

More inept, more clueless and more exhausted than ever, the man behind the blogging phenomenon Man vs Baby is back with the latest instalment in his (and his son Charlie’s) journey through the chaos and comedy of parenting

In the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller Dummy comes Man vs. Toddler – the story of what happens when your little one is transformed from an innocent bundle of joy into a creature that walks, talks… and craps in a plastic bucket in the middle of your living room.

Man vs Toddler exposes the lie that, that when it comes to parenting ‘it gets easier’. But it is just as honest, foul-mouthed and heart-warming as Matt’s first book, and will have you laughing and crying with recognition as he shares his observations and advice on everything from tantrums to the horrors of soft-play.

Buy Man vs. Toddler here!

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book by Neil Gaiman

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes that are not actually in the final television series.

‘One of the most hotly anticipated TV shows of the year’ Independent

Neil Gaiman’s glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens is adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and is soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few.

Buy The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book here!

Dadlife by Simon Hooper

Sunday Times top ten bestseller Dadlife is real life parenting through the eyes of a modern day dad by Simon Hooper, aka Instagram’s Father of Daughters.

From uninitiated parents-to-be to those who know the ropes in families large or small, everyone will find something to relate to in Simon’s hilarious and chaotic tales of his own home life. His observations of being a father have delighted his hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram: before now dads are often the forgotten ones who carry the luggage, open stiff jars, take photos on holiday, fix broken bikes, go back to work, do the night feeds and make a mean beans on toast with melted cheese without so much as a pat on the back. All too often dads shrink into the background. But not in this book.

Dadlife is an incredibly funny yet emotionally heartfelt ode to modern family life.

Buy Dadlife here!

Blowing The Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career – and now his 85th year.

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films – from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role with a skill that has made it look easy.

He knows what success takes – he has made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But, as he says: ‘Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.’  Now, in his 85th year, he wants to share everything he has learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

Buy Blowing the Bloody Doors Off here!

The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey by Geraint Thomas

The inspirational inside story from the 2018 Tour de France and Sports Personality of the Year winner.

For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates. 

In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion – from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own.

With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport. 

Not only can nice guys come first – they can win the biggest prize of all.

Buy The Tour According to G here!

SAS Italian Job: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress by Damien Lewis

An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive bestseller from Damien Lewis.

In the hard-fought winter of 1944 the Allies advanced northwards through Italy, but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans’ impregnable headquarters.

At the eleventh hour mission commanders radioed for David ‘The Mad Piper’ Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping Highland Laddie as he went – so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals.

As the column of raiders formed up, there was shocking news. High command radioed through an order to stand down, having assessed the chances of success at little more than zero. But in defiance of orders, and come hell or high-water, they were going in.

Buy SAS Italian Job here!