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Books for Father's Day

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Set aside the golf balls and ties for Father’s Day this year and get your dad a gift he will really love—a great book!
Whether he's into sports, music or beer, or likes to think he’s the next Gordon Ramsay at the barbeque, then Octopus Publishing has the perfect selection of books for you this Father’s Day.

Top 10 of Football
Russell Ash
Hamlyn │ Published June 2010 │ £10.00

A must-have for footie-mad dads! Listing the youngest goalscorers, greatest comebacks, worst disciplinary records and most unusual club nicknames, the Top 10 of Football has every obscure football fact that dads would ever want to know. While it’s pocket-sized dimensions mean that he can always be on the ball in support of the beautiful game!

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die
Adrian Tierney-Jones
Cassell │ Published May 2010 │ £20.00

If he loves beer as well as a challenge, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die will be right up his street. It’s an essential guide to the world of beer that offers a tour de force of the global world of brewing. With more than 900 full-colour photographs of the beers, their glasses, breweries, pubs, and taverns he can discover more about his favourite drink from home or on his travels, and with tasting notes and temperature recommendations, his beer-drinking experience is sure to be revolutionised.

The Golden Age of Fender
Martin Kelly, Paul Kelly & Terry Foster
Cassell │ Published June 2010 │ £25.00

This is the perfect book for dads who’ve always fancied themselves as the next Jimmy Page or Hendrix. Rather than celebrating great guitarists that, let’s face it just depress our poor old dads, The Golden Age of Fender traces the history of Fender guitars from their creation in 1946 to the early seventies. If he’s dedicated to detail then he’s in for a treat, as vintage guitars and reproductions of Fender ephemera have been photographed and collected in this volume that displays the largest collection he’ll ever see.

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