WATCH: Cricket legend enjoys time at Kenilworth bookshop and praises independent shops

A cricket legend enjoyed his time spent at a Kenilworth bookshop signing books and meeting fans on Saturday (April 21) - and also praised independent shops.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 1:36 pm
Henry Blofeld (centre right) with (from left) Jacinta McLaughlin, Tamsin Rosewell and Judy Brook of Kenilworth Books

Henry Blofeld, the 'voice of cricket' on Test Match Special from 1972 to 2017, visited Kenilworth Books in Talisman square to sign copies of his new book 'Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special'.

The veteran commentator enjoyed a spot of tea and cake during the day, and enthusiastically chatted to the many fans who turned up to meet him.

He said: "What a joy it is to be here at Kenilworth Books. We've sold 127 (copies of my book) - I've almost forgotten how to spell my name.

"Up the independent bookshops. It was an absolute delight that a rather bigger retail book store around the corner didn't have a single copy. That'll teach them a big lesson won't it?"

He also praised the cake, which was made by Tamsin Rosewell who works at Kenilworth Books.

Judy Brook, who owns Kenilworth Books, said: "It was fantastic, a lovely busy day. Henry thoroughly enjoyed it.

"We had a big queue all around the shop and he chatted with everybody. He was fabulous, and such a character. We could see why he's so good at what he does.

Henry spoke to cricket fans of all ages

"He definitely brought new people into the shop, which is always a good thing."

Henry was signing copies of his new book
Henry spoke to cricket fans of all ages
Henry was signing copies of his new book