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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Door (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007506392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007506392
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.7 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Blowers is the master of “painting a picture” … An irresistible adventure, a tribute to optimism, fine living and good friends’ Independent

‘No one knows or cares more about radio or can write about it with such wit, love and grace’ Stephen Fry

About the Author

Born in Norfolk and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Henry Calthorpe Blofeld OBE, nicknamed “Blowers” by the late Brian Johnston, is best known as a cricket commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. He has been a cricket writer for over 45 years.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KeithT on 20 Oct. 2013
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Henry Blofeld will be familiar to many through his distinctive comentaries for the BBC's much beloved Test Match Special. Squeezing the Orange is a thoroughly entertaining read, in which Blowers describes his life's many adventures. Squeezing the Orange is Blowers' second volume of Memoirs, and is essentially a complete rewrite and update of the earlier 'A Thirst For Life'. Obviously, from someone that has been writing about Cricket since the 1960s and commentating since the Early 1970s, there is much about that game in the book, but there are also many other amusing anecdotes as well, taking place all over the World, although mostly those civilised parts of World where Cricket pitches and fine wine are to be found.
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By Michael Bond on 6 April 2014
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Fascinating insight to cricket around the world over many years. Insightful, and often very amusing account by a very well informed writer who, but for a very serious road accident as a teenager, might have played rather than reported on Test cricket.
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As always Henry Blofeld writes a great and easy to read book full of humour. It is very difficult to put down. I advise anyone mildly interested in cricket and a fan of Henry to buy the book - I am so glad I did.
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Purchased for hubby, who is a great Blowers fan. He found the book enjoyable but, having read all the others, feels that perhaps this lovely man may be running out of ideas so found it slightly disappointing. :(
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By Ann Davies on 11 Jan. 2014
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HB has written amusing book giving interesting insught to TMS and cricket reporting in general,
Perhaps dwelling too long on his earlier vears and skimming over more recent times
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By Pal Joey VINE VOICE on 17 Aug. 2014
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A rambling, sprawling mixture of enjoyable reminiscences. Includes the origin of "my dear old thing". Fun, but maybe could have done with a firmer editorial hand.
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A humerous and fond look at Henry's life. Perhaps a little superficial and uncontroversial for true cricket fanatics, but entertaining, funny and well worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anne khan on 2 July 2014
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love henry very good easy read
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