Are you looking for the perfect book to help send your dad on an adventure this Father’s Day? We’ve got a great list of suggestions.
Plus, for even more fantastic gift ideas check out this booklist.
Adventures in the kitchen: 7 Ways by Jamie Oliver
If your dad loves to try a new recipe, then how about picking him up a copy of the latest Jamie Oliver? In his new cookbook, Jamie takes 19 hero ingredients, the ones that end up in your shopping trolley each week, and shares 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook them!
Adventures in WWI: Into the Unknown by Ian Trafford
For fans of local history, or history in general, this is a personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist’s grandson Ian 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm in early 1916, through enshipment and training, then off to the battle fields of France and Belgium, occupied Germany and back home.
Adventures on the West Coast: The Tally Stick by Carl Nixon
This thriller from Carl Nixon will keep your dad on the edge of his seat. In 1978, after being in the country for only five days, the Chamberlain family vanished into thin air. Decades later, the body of one of the children is found, and analysis showed he lived for four years after they all disappeared… who had cared for him? And what is the meaning of the tally stick found with him?
Adventures in sport: The Rodchenkov Affair by Grigory Rodchenkov
The Rodchenkov Affair is explosive story of the scientist who ran the biggest doping programme in history. Drawn from diaries, official e-mails and memos smuggled out of Russia this book is the full story by the one man the Kremlin hoped would never talk about its quest to win at all costs.
Adventures in espionage: Arkhangel by James Brabazon
If an action-packed crime thriller is the kind of book your dad usually reaches for then we’d recommend Arkhangel. Max McLean operates alone: he’s an off-the-books assassin for the British government. When a routine hit goes wrong, Max finds something that suggests there’s more to this mission than meets the eye. From Paris to Jerusalem and on to the frozen wastes of north-west Russia, he is forced into a desperate race for the truth.
Adventures in biology: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
And lastly, The Body by Bill Bryson is a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body and is as compulsively readable as it is comprehensive. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories this is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
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Alick’s spelling of some names may be incorrect, especially those of Belgians, French and Germans. Sometimes people are addressed by their nicknames or first names only. Where known, in this list I also include their official enlisting number.
Carl Nixon shares some discussion points and questions for his new book The Tally Stick in this book club guide.
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With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.
With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.
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