Top Ten Books For Your Boyfriend

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Whether it's a birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or just a random occasion to tell him you love him, books make great presents for boyfriends. Yes, yes, we know we're playing up to all the stereotypes with books about sport, music, trivia and everyone's favourite secret agent, but you know he's going to enjoy them. If it's an anniversary and he's looking to get you a gift too, then make sure to point him in the direction of our Top Ten Books For Your Girlfriend. Why not tell us about your favourite books to get for your boyfriend?


The Average Life of the Average Person by Tadg Farrington

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Some of the most interesting and unusual facts in the world, and then some, wrapped up in some delicious writing. A great gift for anyone. Full review...

Three Jumpers by Michael Marr

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When Bardolph Middle placed an ad in the paper proclaiming he was a writer, he thought he might get the odd request to write a speech or two. Maybe, if he was very lucky, a company might ask him to conceive an entire marketing plan and advertising campaign. What he never expected was this job offer... An hilarious must read comic/literary novel. Full review...

All at Sea: One Man. One Bathtub. One Very Bad Idea: Conquering the Channel in a Piece of Plumbing by Tim Fitzhigham

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A very pleasant guide to a unique undertaking, rowing a bath across the English Channel. Great depth and strong telling make this better than many of the genre. Full review...

Bamboo Goalposts by Rowan Simons

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A fascinating look at a Chinese way of life many of us will never see, in the context of football; something many of us can understand. It does end up more about the football than about China, though. Full review...

Queuing For Beginners by Joe Moran

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An academically rigorous book with mass market appeal which looks at the trivia of our daily life. Highly recommended. Full review...

Paper Lion by George Plimpton

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Despite being 36 years old and possessing precisely zero in footballing credentials, Plimpton was determined to find out what it would take to become a pro quarterback with one of America's premier clubs, the Detroit Lions. Paper Lion tells the story of his incredible adventure. Full review...

The Bromley Boys by Dave Roberts

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A hilarious account of one boy's year of growing up while supporting the worst football team in Britain. A must-read for any football supporter. Full review...

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond by Ben Macintyre

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The man and the man behind the man. Bond fans won't need to be told twice to go out and buy this. For everyone else, this is a case study about an author whose strange life led to the creation of one of the most enduring action heroes the world has ever known. I'd still ask them though, why the hell aren't you a Bond fan? Full review...

Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts by Jools Holland

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A memoir by the Squeeze keyboard player turned radio and TV presenter and big band leader, full of lively anecdotes and namedropping - but in the best possible way. Full review...

Annus Horribilis: A Chronicle of Comic Mishaps by Sam Jordison

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Well over 365 ways to be thankful, as mishaps of years past are told in a very readable style. One of the season's better stocking-fillers that the Bookbag recommends. Full review...

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