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Books by Henry Blofeld

  • Over and Out

    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: BKXEG
    Audio
    For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.
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  • My A-Z of Cricket

    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: CDATZ
    Hardback
    Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport, covering the most important moments in the sport's history as well as the most entertaining and amusing. The book will also contain a glossary for those who want to make sure they know their googlys from their bouncers. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view, it is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.
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    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: BMLXL
    Paperback
    For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.
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    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: BKLZO
    Hardback
    Henry Blofeld's voice is the sound of the summer to thousands of cricket lovers all over the world, and this autobiographical book is a celebration of his career commentating on the sport he loves. Henry has been a summariser on Test Match Special for over forty years and cricket fans all over the world adore him, in this book he relives his favourite moments in the sport and shares behind the scenes anecdotes and stories told in his unique style.
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  • Blowers, Bubbles & Balls

    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: ASRFO
    Paperback
    Blowers, Bubbles & Balls breaks away from Henry Blofeld's more conventional journalistic style and is a selection of short stories and anecdotes about some of the more unusual experiences he has encountered throughout his career as a cricket commentator and writer. A light-hearted and lightweight string of anecdotes by international media gadfly, Henry 'Blofly' Blofeld, which has marginally more about wine and women than cricket. However, Blofeld does introduce a few episodes such as his odyssey to the Sydney Hill to meet the owners of the 'Bespectacled Henry Blofly Stand' banner.His stories take the reader around the world and behind the scenes with the cricketing fraternity. From England to Australia, from South America to India and back to the West Indies, Henry tells of his much publicised run-in with Ian Botham, and frankly discusses his relationship with Dennis Lillee. These jolly, jaunty japes and tales are sometimes witty, sometimes racy, sometimes spicy, and occasionally incredulous, but never are they dull.
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