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Find The Perfect Book For Dad With 20% Off From Hardie Grant Publishing!

Father's Day Favourites

If you’re struggling with gift ideas for Father’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Hardie Grant Publishing to help you find the perfect non-fiction book to suit his interests (much better than a Bunnings voucher!).

The independent, Australian-owned publisher is behind some of our favourite books, with a brilliant line-up featuring everything from Hardie Grant Books’ cookbooks and lifestyle titles, to Hardie Grant Explore‘s handy travel companions.

We’ve pulled together this gift guide of top reads we think dad will love, and Hardie Grant Publishing are generously offering TDF readers a special 20% off any of the titles below, if you purchase online at Readings!

17th August, 2022

From left to right: ‘With Nature’, by Fiona Brockhoff ($70). ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation’, by Thomas Mayor ($39.99). ‘Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New’, by Helen Graves ($45). ‘Paon, Real Balinese Cooking’, by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa ($50). ‘Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition’, by Marcia Langton ($55). ‘Culture is Life’, by Wayne Quilliam ($42.99). ‘COOK: The Only Book You Need In The Kitchen’, by Karen Martini ($100). ‘Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia’, by Andrew Bain ($45.00). ‘Ultimate Road Trips: Aotearoa’, by Brett Atkinson ($45). ‘Undiscovered Tasmania’, by Rochelle Dare ($39.99). ‘Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia’, by Bruce Pascoe ($49.99). ‘Mindfulness Travel Japan’, by Steve Wide ($29.99). ‘How to Play Your Best Golf’, by Nick O’Hern ($27.99). ‘Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice’, by O Tama Carey ($55). ‘Mabu Mabu: An Australian Cookbook’, by Nornie Bero ($45). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli

With Nature

Hardie Grant / $70.00

Paon, Real Balinese Cooking

Hardie Grant / $50.00

Culture is Life

Hardie Grant / $39.99

With Nature

Hardie Grant / $70.00

Paon, Real Balinese Cooking

Hardie Grant / $50.00

Culture is Life

Hardie Grant / $39.99

From top to bottom: ‘Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia’, by Andrew Bain ($45.00). ‘Ultimate Road Trips: Aotearoa’, by Brett Atkinson ($45). ‘With Nature’, by Fiona Brockhoff ($70). ‘Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New’, by Helen Graves ($45). ‘Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice’, by O Tama Carey ($55). ‘Paon, Real Balinese Cooking’, by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa ($50). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli

From left to right: ‘Paon, Real Balinese Cooking’, by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa ($50). ‘Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice’, by O Tama Carey ($55). ‘Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New’, by Helen Graves ($45). ‘Mabu Mabu: An Australian Cookbook’, by Nornie Bero ($45). ‘Ultimate Road Trips: Aotearoa’, by Brett Atkinson ($45). ‘Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia’, by Andrew Bain ($45.00). ‘How to Play Your Best Golf’, by Nick O’Hern ($27.99). ‘Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia’, by Bruce Pascoe ($49.99). ‘Culture is Life’, by Wayne Quilliam ($42.99). ‘Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition’, by Marcia Langton ($55). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli

Mabu Mabu

Hardie Grant / $45.00

Lanka Food

Hardie Grant / $55.00

Mabu Mabu

Hardie Grant / $45.00

Lanka Food

Hardie Grant / $55.00

From top to bottom: ‘With Nature’, by Fiona Brockhoff ($70). ‘Undiscovered Tasmania’, by Rochelle Dare ($39.99). ‘How to Play Your Best Golf’, by Nick O’Hern ($27.99). ‘Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia’, by Andrew Bain ($45.00). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli

Undiscovered Tasmania

Hardie Grant / $39.99

How to Play Your Best Golf

Hardie Grant / $27.99

Undiscovered Tasmania

Hardie Grant / $39.99

How to Play Your Best Golf

Hardie Grant / $27.99

From left to right: ‘COOK: The Only Book You Need In The Kitchen’, by Karen Martini ($100). ‘Undiscovered Tasmania’, by Rochelle Dare ($39.99). ‘Ultimate Road Trips: Aotearoa’, by Brett Atkinson ($45). ‘With Nature’, by Fiona Brockhoff ($70). ‘Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia’, by Andrew Bain ($45.00). ‘Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New’, by Helen Graves ($45). ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation’, by Thomas Mayor ($39.99). ‘Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition’, by Marcia Langton ($55). ‘Culture is Life’, by Wayne Quilliam ($42.99). ‘Mabu Mabu: An Australian Cookbook’, by Nornie Bero ($45). ‘Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia’, by Bruce Pascoe ($49.99). ‘Mindfulness Travel Japan’, by Steve Wide ($29.99). ‘How to Play Your Best Golf’, by Nick O’Hern ($27.99). ‘Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice’, by O Tama Carey ($55). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli

Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Hardie Grant / $39.99

Mindfulness Travel Japan

Hardie Grant / $29.99

Live Fire

Hardie Grant / $45.00

Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Hardie Grant / $39.99

Mindfulness Travel Japan

Hardie Grant / $29.99

Live Fire

Hardie Grant / $45.00
Christina Karras
Wednesday 17th August 2022

The best thing about buying books as gifts is you’ve got options – and lots of them! It doesn’t matter whether your dad is the outdoorsy type, or loves good food and good wine, Hardie Grant Publishing has just the right read for your dad this Father’s Day.

And there’s plenty of cookbooks or lifestyle titles on offer from Hardie Grant Books. It might be a stereotype that dads love barbecuing, but we have it on good authority that Live Fire: Seasonal Barbecue Recipes and Stories of Live Fire Traditions Old and New will inspire anyone to get back to cooking on an open flame! It’s got more than 100 seasonal and achievable barbecue recipes from around the world, as told by award-winning food writer Helen Graves.

There’s also plenty of deliciousness inside COOK: The Only Book You Need in the Kitchen – the latest release from acclaimed chef Karen Martini, filled with old favourites and irresistible new dishes. Or, help him get a taste of overseas travel without leaving the kitchen, thanks to Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice or Paon: Real Balinese Cooking.

Speaking of travel, the Ultimate Road Trips: Aotearoa New Zealand, Undiscovered Tasmania: A Locals’ Guide to Finding Adventure and Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia and more titles from Hardie Grant Explore are all jam-packed with holiday inspo for his next getaway in the great outdoors!

Or maybe he’s still keen to get out and explore our own backyard post-lockdown? In which case, Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia by Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou is a great place to start! The guidebook explores 18 significant sites across Australia through an Indigenous narrative, including iconic locations like the Great Barrier Reef and Margret River.

And if your dad considers himself a bit of a green thumb, landscape designer Fiona Brockoff’s new book With Nature is equal parts beautiful and educational.

Hardie Grant Publishing Father’s Day offer:

20% off any titles from the TDF gift guide online at Readings until Sunday August 28. (Not available in conjunction with any other offer). 

USE CODE: TDF20

Shop our edit of the best Father’s Day gifts from all Fathers Day Favourites brands here!

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