Top Ten Books For Your Father

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Dads deserve presents. They deserve an opportunity to put their feet up with a good book and relax. Whether it be for father's day, a birthday, Christmas, or just to show him that you love him, these are the perfect gifts to buy for your father. Why not tell us about your favourites books for your dad?

Lessons From The Land Of Pork Scratchings by Greg Gutfeld


Britain as seen through the eyes of a Bill Byson-esque writer, this is a monster collection of observations and insights into life in the UK today, from Irn-Bru to ASBOS. Full review...

You'll Win Nothing With Kids by Jim White


An amusing memoir about father and son football. It's kind-hearted and clear-sighted and will make everyone, even the mothers, laugh. Perhaps a little thin on material for almost three hundred pages, but the cognoscenti won't mind. Full review...

The Boss: The Many Sides of Alex Ferguson by Michael Crick


An investigative biography with mass-market appeal which presents a balanced picture of the man behind the success at Manchester United. Highly recommended at Bookbag Towers. Full review...

The Marvellous Mania: Alistair Cooke on Golf by Alistair Cooke


A collection of essays on golf from writer and broadcaster Alistair Cooke makes compelling reading for anyone with an interest in the sport. Highly recommended by The Bookbag. Full review...

The Book of Idle Pleasures by Tom Hodgkinson


A liberating reminder of the pleasure to be found in simple, free, natural acts - from morning sex to skimming stones. Full review...

QI: The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson


QI: The Book of General Ignorance belongs to the very popular family of general knowledge trivia volumes, bought especially round Christmas as presents for anorakish friends and family members. From lists of 777 wonders of the world to instructions for all things a bright boy could do to places one simply has to see before dying to listing the greatest, craziest and most dangerous ideas, there are plenty of volumes out there to satisfy out inherent curiosity and reduce - even if only by a millionth of a per cent - the ignorance in which we are immersed. Full review...

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore


Traditional fight of the good guys versus the evil sewer monsters, played out in San Francisco's mean streets, where nothing is ever quite what it seems. You really don't want to let your pets anywhere near that pretty little girl.... Occasionally violent, sexual, and always irreverent. Delightfully witty if that's the way your mind works...but you probably do need to have a certain sense of humour. Full review...

Angel Fire by Chris Blythe and Steven Parkhouse


A great little graphic novel, combining the traditions of a haunted house mystery with more modern horror. I doubt if there is a more successfully chilling book on the Bookbag database. Full review...

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black


The first in a new crime series from Benjamin Black, better known as Man Booker winner John Banville, is set in nineteen-fifties Dublin. It's pacey, atmospheric and totally compelling. It may well be the best crime novel of 2006 and comes highly recommended by Bookbag. Full review...

History Without the Boring Bits by Ian Crofton


The best value trivia book around - never failing to add detail and the oddball facts of life to one's knowledge. Whether for a newcomer to this style of book, or for the completist collector, this is a must-have volume. Full review...

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