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Henry Blofeld: Over and Out

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Blackwell's Westgate

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We're honoured that cricket commentator Henry Blofeld will be visiting Blackwell's Westgate to sign Over and Out on 6th November at 5.30pm. His autobiographical account of life in the Test Match Special Commentary Box is a must-read for lovers of the game.

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.

Henry Blofeld will be signing books at Blackwell's Westgate in Oxford from 5.30pm on Monday 6th November.

Please note that registering for this event does not guarantee you the opportunity to meet Henry Blofeld. The signing queue will be on a first come first served basis.



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