Looking for the perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites that we think your dad will love, whether he’s a wine connoisseur, history buff, beer drinker or simply enjoys a good laugh. See the bottom of this post for details of a special offer just for you!
The Oxford Companion to Beer
Does your dad love beer? If the answer is yes, then we recommend the most comprehensive reference book ever published on the most popular drink in the world (after water and tea). From the brewing process to beer history, from beer styles, food paring, and glassware to barrel ageing, this book will satisfy dad whether he is a brewer, food and beverage professional, or just an enthusiast.
ISBN 9780195367133 | AU$78.95
Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
Enjoy a good laugh with your dad with this hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy. This latest edition is packed with even more quotes and covering more subjects than before, ranging from Argument to the Weather. Find the best lines from jokesters and wordsmiths including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Joan Rivers.
ISBN 9780199570034 | AU$20.95
Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
This book tells the history of two kinds of swearing – the kind that’s rude, and the kind that’s legally binding. A gem of lexicography and cultural history, it is a serious exploration of obscenity – and might just expand your dads’ repertoire of words to choose from the next time he slams his finger in the car door.
ISBN 9780199742677 | AU$29.95
The Oxford Companion to Wine
Whether your dad is a wine merchant or producer, vine grower, or simply a drinker of wine, he will love The Oxford Companion to Wine. Combining meticulously researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, this companion presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters of wine; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.
ISBN 9780198609902 | AU$76.95
The Kelly Gang Un-masked
If your dad is a history buff, or has an interest in the Kelly legend, then this is the book for him. This controversial take on Kelly Gang will ignite fierce debate about their undeserved ranking as national heroes today. This book examines hundreds of archival documents and spells out the case against Ned and his gang carefully and in previously inaccessible detail. Seldom heard victims of the gang’s activities at last have their say.
ISBN 9780195519662 | AU$30.95
Visit the Oxford University Press website and enter the code DAD14 at the checkout to receive 20% off and free delivery* on the titles above.
* This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offers. Offer ends Sunday 14 September 2014.