What does Father’s Day mean to you?
MH: Well, it means a day when I feel like I can relax with a book or a day I am allowed to inflict corny 80s movies on my family. Last year it was Weekend at Bernie’s and Rocky IV.
Have you been gifted a book for Father’s Day? If yes, could you tell us about it?
MH: Yes. I was given The Lady of the Lake by Raymond Chandler. I had never read Chandler before and it really got me into him and imagining I was an American detective in the 1940s.
What books would you recommend/would you like to receive for Father’s Day this year?
MH: I love non-fiction books as gifts. I think there is less margin for error. Personally, I love books about film, or history, or philosophy.
What’s your favourite reading memory with your children?
MH: My kids are older now - 12 and 13 - but we still read to them sometimes. The most recent one we read together was War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. When they were younger, I remember reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea about seven million times. I still know it by heart.
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