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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thoroughly Entertaining and Amusing Read
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...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Largely trivial
The cover pc tells all. Trivial gentle lists of who Henry knows with blue blood running through their veins. Endless lists of staff at Eton, with a short bio-pic if they could turn their arm over in the nets; dreadfully awful visits to Midlands football grounds, and wine-tasting on the cricket tours. Mildly amusing, but don't go looking for insights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thoroughly Entertaining and Amusing Read, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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love henry very good easy read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read, 19 Jun 2014
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my husband has enjoyed reading this book very much.He found it very moving and struggled to put the book down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book, 17 Jun 2014
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Purchased this after seeing Blowers live. If you get a chance its a must for all cricket fans. ery Funny
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4.0 out of 5 stars Henry Blofeld, 15 April 2014
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A good,interesting read. Henry Blofeld is as good a writer as he is raconteur. The book arrived in good time & in good condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book., 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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4.0 out of 5 stars you can hear his voice as you read, 6 Mar 2014
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If you enjoy Henry Blofeld on TMS you will love this book. The tale of his upbringing and his professional career in broadcasting and journalism is quite fantastical at times, but always sincere. I read this book while on holiday and by the end of it felt a little bit as if Henry had been sat on the sunbed next to me. I don't go along with his world view, but if you like Blowers, you'll enjoy this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reading, 30 Jan 2014
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I have enjoyed Henry on T.M.S. and his book did not disappoint in fact I found it humourous ,,and of a bygone era
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blowers Tales, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Present was enjoyed, 6 Jan 2014
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This was a present for someone so I don't personally know how good the book is, but the person receiving it looked excited to read it!
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