Father's Day

Father's Day Non-Fiction

  • TQGG
    Capt. Peabody Fawcett
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    If you know a gentleman who takes great pride in their appearance and wants to scrub up in even better shape, they'll love the hints and tips included in this quintessential guide.

    Showing chaps how they can look their best every day of the year, this book draws from Captain Fawcett's far-flung travels, culturally rich experiences and extensive historical research and even has advice from barbers, style aficionados and master craftsmen of essential grooming items.

    Centuries-old techniques are showcased with step-by-step instructions and there are also illustrations, photographs, witty observations and literary quotations to pore over.
  • TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
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    This book takes 10 subject areas and divides them into 10 sections of 100 profiles each - making it the ultimate list book!

    From the visual, literary and performing arts to history, society and philosophy, design and technology, science and nature, travel, sport and leisure to food and drink, each list is full of fascinating insights.

    A great book to dip in and out of, it'll make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history, popular culture and trivia.
  • BGHI
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    With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, this huge book from DK shows you history's greatest events in ways you have never seen before.

    Taking you from the formation of the universe right up to the present day, the brilliantly illustrated book looks at the major events that have changed the course of life on Earth. Bringing together a range of perspectives, it's a celebration of the human race's incredible journey.

    Containing a foreword from Professor David Christian, whose Big History TED talk had over 5 million views, this huge book will help you not only understand how and why we got where we are today, but also how we should view our place in history. It's aligned with Bill Gates' online Big History Project.
  • RHGS
    Simon Akeroyd
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    Get out in the garden over the coming months by learning from the best - The RHS. This hands-on guide to horticulture provides amateur and dedicated gardeners with a complete overview of garden care.

    Based around the mantra that there are always new things to discover and ways to improve, it covers all the skills and techniques you'll need and has chapters dedicated to understanding how plants work, everyday garden care, problem solving and gardening throughout the year.

    It explains topics including pruning, pests, diseases, weed removal and lawn care and uses easy-to-follow text, clear diagrams and stunning photos to make the advice easier to understand.
  • DRVE
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    Rev up for a truly exciting read... DK's Drive offers a definitive history of motoring that spans from 1985 all the way through to the present day.

    Written by petrolhead Giles Chapman and packed with facts, diagrams, illustrations and photographs, it covers everything from the public's initial reactions to the idea of a horseless carriage to the ways that cars might look and operate in the future.

    With emphasis on personal accounts and biographies of famous motor figures, this book covers how cars have become an essential part of modern life and how they are now faster, safer and easier to drive than ever before. It also looks at their evolution from being a means of transport into objects of desire and status...
  • TBBW
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    Sports fans are counting down the days until this summer's World Cup and what better way to prepare for the feast of football then by reading through the facts, stats and trivia in this goal-den book.

    The perfect companion to the summer's main event, it features photographs of all the players who will be taking part and has in-depth profiles of all 32 competing nations. It also looks at Russia itself, focusing on the stadiums that will host the eagerly anticipated matches.

    It wouldn't be the World Cup without a fixtures and score chart that can be filled in while the tournament is on. This brilliant book also has a TV viewing guide so you know what channel to watch each match on.
  • YVTS
    Julian Norton
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    Described as 'warm, evocative and funny' by the Daily Telegraph, Julian Norton's A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons is an inspirational memoir that finds the vet recounting some of his favourite - and most heartbreaking - experiences.

    In his 20-year career, Julian has treated animals ranging from cats and dogs to snakes, horses, cows and alpacas and here he talks through some of his biggest challenges and most surprising patients. It's all told with compassion, charm and candour.

    You will recognise Julian from Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet and this book showcases his professionalism and compassion. Whether treating a pet at his practice or performing an emergency procedure in the middle of the night, this hardback is full of drama, sadness and happiness.
  • 101 Weekends in Europe - Paperback - 9781847730817 - Robin Barton
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    Robin Barton
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    There is so much to explore in Europe - from fabulously chic cities to sites of great historical importance and foodie heaven. This guide provides the expert lowdown on the culture, attractions, accommodation and food the best destinations the continent has to offer.

    With witty and well-informed text, this book covers classic city break locations including Paris, Rome and Barcelona but also emerging must-sees like Vilnius in Lithuania and Brno in the Czech Republic.

    A must-have for any jetsetter, this book is full of extensive overviews for each destination and has details for getting to each place. It also contains glorious photography of every city to inspire your next break away.
  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - Sarah Rainey
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    Sarah Rainey
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    Someone (Bob Dorough, but you may be more familiar with the De La Soul version) once sang that three is the magic number and this book proves that statement to be true. It's packed with recipes for cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts that only use three ingredients each!

    Three-ingredient baking is so popular right now with YouTube videos racking up millions of views and this book helps you make the most of it. Each recipe only has three ingredients - there are not even any seasonings or hidden extras.

    Suitable for bakers of all levels, every treat is fast, convenient and easy to make and among the 100 recipes are an almost-instant Christmas cake, banana bread baked in a slow cooker, muffins made from ginger beer and bread conjured from ice cream (!).
  • LWFG
    Tom Kerridge
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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
  • GRDT
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
  • RPAD
    Pippa Greenwood
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    Drawing on the expertise of the RHS, this practical reference book will help you identify the problems with your plants and nurse them back to health.

    With its visual approach, the plant-by-plant listings will help you easily identify possible ailments, make the correct diagnosis and find the most effective cure. There is a focus on growing for food and huge emphasis on organic solutions that will help your garden stay productive, attractive and healthy.

    The tips in this book will help you stay on top of common plant problems while also bearing in mind the latest legislation on chemical control. It includes an A-Z directory.
  • VANL
    Foster Huntington
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
  • GGAG
    Jean-Marie Donat
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    This book provides a fascinating insight into how inventions are designed and how they evolved from drawings on a page into the items we know and love today.

    Featuring the original drawings submitted to the patent office for the paperclip, the umbrella and even a space suit, this is an intriguing read for anyone who fancies themselves as an inventor.

    Other gadgets, gizmos and games feature in the book include the floppy disk, the Barbie doll and the Game Boy!
  • MOTW
    Hugh Jones
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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
  • FDES
    D. Brown
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    Have you planned your next trip away? This book has all the inspiration and information you'll need, wherever you're planning on going.

    Covering 501 of the world's finest destinations - from Sydney Harbour to the Taj Mahal and the Matobo National Park to the Bay of Fundy in Canada - it explains all about the cities' landscapes, cultures and points of interest.

    Every city is accompanied by a jaw-dropping photograph and detailed description.
  • RHPT
    Christopher Brickell
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    This RHS book will show you how to cultivate your ideal garden. It provides guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs and climbing plants and explains all the best ways to prune and train them.

    Ideal for all abilities of gardener, it provides information on different plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs and trees. It then explains the specialised techniques you'll need for each one including coppicing, pollarding and pinch pruning.

    Following the tips in this book will help you enjoy having a perfectly pruned garden all year round. It helps you discover where, when and how to prune and train to make the most of your flowers.
  • CHLL
    Christopher Catherwood
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    Leading Winston Churchill scholar Dr. Christopher Catherwood reveals what the former prime minister - a man often declared the greatest statesman to have ever lived - was like as a man in this painstakingly researched biography. It's packed with photographs and artefacts from the former PM's life.

    Drawing on archive interviews, artworks and personal notes for some of Churchill's most famous and inspiring wartime speeches, this book explores his hidden history in detail. From being homesick while at boarding school to his successes and failures (he disastrous Gallipoli campaign and his blind spot over India), it reveals him to be a powerful, colourful and remarkable character.

    This is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated in political history and those who have gained an interest in the politician after seeing John Lithgow in The Crown or Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning performance in The Darkest Hour.
  • CSCTC
    Keggie Carew
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    Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2016, Keggie Carew's Dadland is a story of war and grief, jealousy and madness and mischief and fierce love.

    A poignant exploration of what becomes of us as we grow old, it is full of Keggie's memories of her rather unorthodox but charming father. As her father Tom begins to lose his memory, Keggie tries to unravel his story but finds out so many surprising secrets.

    She learns that Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer and a law unto himself. He was also part of an elite SEO unit who was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerilla resistance in France, Burma and during the Second World War - and that was just the beginning...

    Dadland takes in elements of peace and war and then follows a painful path into dementia. It's a heartbreaking, powerful and perfectly poignant true story about an extraordinary man.
  • HWSE
    Geoff Tibballs
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    The world's greatest sporting spectacles include the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics but what about those alternative events where participants risk their lives in pursuit of glory for scant reward e.g. Mongolia's yak racing.

    This light-hearted book covers the weird and wonderful of the sporting world including Germany's Mud Olympics, where competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; Oregon's Pig-n-Ford races where drivers speed around a track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's take on the Boat Race - where teams carry boats along the dry bed of the River Todd.

    Other amazing experiences include cheese rolling, volcano boarding and underwater hockey.
  • 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over - Hardback - 9780571339105 - James Harkin
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    James Harkin
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    Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers.
    Cholesterol is good for you.
    Camels gave humans the common cold.
    These three facts are joined by 1,420 more in the latest book inspired by the popular BBC show, QI.

    Presented in a gift hardback style, the nuggets of information from the QI Elves are sure to make your jaw drop and are great for sharing with all your friends and inspiring conversations.

    One of our favourites is the fact that John Bercow MP, speaker of the Commons, has a cat called Order.
  • TSAN 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Everybody's favourite dysfunctional family has been entertaining the world for 28 series now and show no signs of slowing down soon... The Simpsons Annual 2018 is full of comic book adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the other unforgettable characters from Springfield.

    The comic-strip stories in this annual are packed with fun and adventure and will delight Simpsons fans of all ages. Bart takes to the high seas after a prank doesn't work out quite how he hoped; Bart and Ralph are the stars of an unlikely buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frank manages to create the perfect robot prankster!

    There's even a short which finds Marge and Maggie embarking on a shopping spree. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and who better to share it with than The Simpsons?
  • EVOA
    Evo Magazine
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    Inspired by Evo magazine, this keepsake hardback is a brilliant celebration of Aston Martin and its glorious history.

    With features on 60 of the greatest Astons of all time, this book has first-hand reviews of various cars, behind-the-wheel reports, technical information and performance stats - and it's all accompanied by completely jaw-dropping photography.

    There's also a special feature focusing on the iconic James Bond cars including Goldfinger's DB5 and Spectre's DB10. This is the perfect gift for petrolheads or anyone who loves the iconic Aston Martin brand.
  • Yorkshire - Hardback - 9780297609438 - Richard Morris
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    Richard Morris
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    By weaving historic tales, poetry, family stories, travelogue and ecology, this book will delight anyone who loves the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

    From the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying Arctic waters of whales to the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens, this moving book covers everything that has shaped the county and made it so iconic and unique.

    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and featuring inspiring photographs, it also looks at discoveries, inventions, encounters and many other key moments from Yorkshire's history that helped make it take shape.