With Father's Day fast approaching, we've a few handy suggestions to help you find the perfect present in time for Sunday 17th June.
Top of our recommendations this year is Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time—the latest offering from theoretical physicist and author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. In enchanting and accessible prose, he presents time in all its wondrous facets—scientific construct, poetic inspiration— and examines its role in our lives. The book itself is a small gem: with purple boards and gold foil artwork, this is a timeless (sorry) gift that'll delight the beholder.
We've more book suggestions below, as well as gifts and stationery and a range of cards to show dads how special they are.
The Order of Time
The nature of time is perhaps the greatest remaining mystery. Curious threads connect it to those other great open mysteries: the nature of mind, the origin of the universe, the fate of black holes, the very functioning of life on Earth.
Time is strange. We remember the past, await the future and know the difference between them. Yet according to the elementary laws that describe the mechanisms of the world, there is no such difference. Carlo Rovelli bewilders and delights in equal measure as he weaves together physics and philosophy in this poetic meditation on time.
Adam, Charing Cross Road