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Simon Hughes is an average professional cricketer who is below average at attracting women. Fed up with cold, dark English winters he decides to travel the world, using his profession as a means of earning money while there and comparing the characteristics and most importantly women of every country he visits.
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Like the cricket though, his success with women is patchy. In South Africa he meets a girl with interesting ideas on genetics who wants to use him as a guinea pig!

The book is mostly humorous but Hughes doesn't shy away from criticizing some of the countries he visits, especially South Africa at the height of apartheid. He is appalled at the way black people are treated by some of his team mates.
The review of this Book prepared by Alex Wolstenholme

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Plot & Themes

Sports story?    -   cricket Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   White Enclave Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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