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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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3.0 out of 5 stars who is a great Blowers fan
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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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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars As always Henry Blofeld writes a great and easy to read book full of humour, 3 Oct. 2014
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars who is a great Blowers fan, 31 Jan. 2015
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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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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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3.0 out of 5 stars The Blowers story, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars funny and well worth reading, 1 Jan. 2015
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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
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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