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 history buff, beer drinker or simply enjoys a good laugh. To celebrate all the dads out there, we have a special offer below.
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, this book will satisfy dad whether he is a brewer, food and beverage professional, or just an enthusiast.
ISBN 9780195367133 | AU$78.95
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
Is your dad a history buff? Shaped initially by the imperatives of war-time, and the needs of the grief-stricken and the bereft, the memory of the Gallipoli campaign has been re-made time and again over the last century. This book tells us how the campaign has been remembered, from the immediate aftermath to the present day.
ISBN 9780199644872 | AU$38.95
The Oxford Companion to Food
If your dad is a foodie, this Companion maintains its place as the foremost food reference resource for study and home use. It combines an exhaustive catalogue of foods, with a richly allusive commentary on the culture of food.
ISBN 9780199677337 | AU$81.95
Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
This dictionary is the perfect gift for every occasion. From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, this dictionary features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from Parties to Punctuality, this is the ideal tool for dad to find exactly the right words to express himself in any situation.
ISBN 9780199654505 | AU$18.95
Father’s Day special offer:
Visit the Oxford University Press website and enter the code DAD15 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 13 September 2015.