Monday, 19 August 2013

Top Ten Books for Dad

Beautiful books for Father's Day 

We all have a favourite book that we've read. It might be a book from our childhood, or one we were forced to read at school (and secretly enjoyed), or even a book that we've encountered later in life that's introduced us to a new hobby or way of thinking. Books are great on so many levels, and we'd love to share 10 of our favourite books that make great gifts for dad this Father's Day.

We also caught up with a few friends who shared their favourite books with us in our latest blog post, Great winter reads: the best book I've ever read.

Don't forget to take advantage of your $20 Discount Voucher for Father's Day.To redeem your $20 voucher simply enter Coupon Code DAD in the Coupon Code field when you place your order. This offer is valid until 5pm Sunday 1/9/2013 and can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to forward this offer onto your family and friends:)

1. Tall Ships by John L. Coombes $34.95 

This is an exquisite hardcover book that features spectacular images of some of Australia and New Zealand’s best sailing ships. This is the perfect present for any man who loves sailing and appreciates the craftsmanship of traditional ships.




2. Aviation in Australia by Jill Blee $14.95

When the first hot-air balloons took to the air, the quest to build machines that could carry people safely across the skies captured the imagination of the world. It triggered a surge of daring and ingenuity that saw technological barriers tumble, and by World War I, man was using aeroplanes in combat. This book offers an informative yet succinct summary of Australia’s proud aviation history in a very consumable 96 pages.

3. The Case for Creativity by James Hurman
This is an essential read for anyone in business. By understanding the relationship between creativity and marketing you’re a few steps closer to cracking the elusive secret of marketing effectively to your audience.

4. Square Metre Gardening by Mel Bartholomew $25.95

Apartment or townhouse living is not always conducive to an extensive garden. Square Metre Gardening demonstrates that you don’t need a lot of space to create and grow a productive garden. Learn how to:
  • Grow more in less space
  • Stagger your harvest to suit your needs
  • Garden regularly with the ’10 minutes-a-day’ proven method

5. Australia’s Great Explorers by Denis Gregory $14.95

Australia's Great Explorers looks at the tragedies and triumphs of men such as Wentworth and Lawson, Hume and Hovell, Burke and Wills, Leichhardt and Strzelecki as they battled to conquer the Great Diving Range, find an elusive inland sea, and traverse the length and breadth of this great country.
6. Mindfulness at Work by Dr Stephen McKenzie $19.95
Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. This book will help you to:
• reduce your stress
• become more productive
• improve your decision-making skills
• enjoy better relationships with your colleagues
• work more creatively
• develop your leadership skills, and
• generally enjoy your job more …
I don’t know many men who don’t appreciate a good piece of meat. Ribs, Chops, Steaks and Wings is a mouth-watering culmination of delicious recipes for just about any cut of meat.

8. Australia's Writers and Poets by John Miller $14.95

Australia's Writers and Poets is a beautiful tribute to the men and women who have created our rich literary tradition and celebrates the incredible diversity of their writing.

9. The Great Meat Cookbook $39.95

Bruce Aidells, America’s foremost meat expert and the founder of Aidells Sausage Company helps you choose the best steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs and match them to the right preparation method.

10. Fishing Season by Philip Weigall $29.95 

Philip Weigall has effortlessly captured the thoughts, triumphs, and hurdles that many people experience when flyfishing. Fishing Season is an essential read for anyone with an interest in flyfishing – from beginners to seasoned experts

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