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Penguin's Picks for Fathers Day 2022

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Penguin's Picks for Father's Day 2022

We're sharing our top picks for gifting a book to the father figure in your life this September. Whether you're looking for an action-packed adventure novel, a twisty crime drama, a memoir to make you laugh, or something to help you cook up a storm, we've got all bases covered.

If you're asking yourself "what date is Father's Day again?", it's coming up on Sunday 4 September so there's still plenty of time to grab Dad a gift. Luckily, books are the perfect shape for gift-wrapping . . .


For the adventure-seeker...

Killing Floor

The very first book by number one bestseller Lee Child, which introduces his iconic hero Jack Reacher.

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High-stakes action, a president in turmoil and a plan that could bring all to ruin feature in this gripping new stand-alone thriller. Perfect for fans of Tom Clancy.

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The Scrap Iron Flotilla

The British Admiralty’s telegram arrived at Navy Office in Melbourne, the order to go to all-out war. It was coldly succinct: TOTAL GERMANY … The war at sea had begun.

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For the home chefs...


A book to rival 15-Minute Meals and 5 Ingredients in its smart simplicity - a one-pan cookbook from Jamie

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Reinventing 'fusion' flavours with fun, flavour-packed recipes to cook for yourself and others, from the co-author of bestselling Ottolenghi FLAVOUR. For fans of Alison Roman, Nigella Lawson and Anna Jones.

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For the non-fiction fans...

Smart, Stupid and Sixty

From the bestselling author of Fat, Forty and Fired comes this humorous, thought-provoking, poignant and life-affirming account of turning sixty.

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Neil Balme

The long-awaited memoir of one of AFL’s hardest players and most respected coaches.

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Atomic Habits

A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life

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For the crime lover...

Stone Town

Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End.

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Denizen: Winner of the Penguin Literary Prize

A rural thriller from the winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize.

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Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone

Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in this fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

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For the 'mixed bag' reader...

The Man Who Died Twice

The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, featuring the old (but far from past-it) team as they pursue a brand new mystery

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The Lincoln Highway

Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York in the absorbing new novel by the author of the bestselling A Gentleman in Moscow.

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Project Hail Mary

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Martian.

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From the kids

Bluey: Perfect

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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My Baba is the Best

A joyous picture book celebrating the special bond between fathers and daughters, and the fun times they share – by multiple AFL Premiership player and inspirational community leader Bachar Houli.

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