Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police

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Adrift in Tokyo, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he had never been fit. Guided by his flatmates, he set out to cleanse his body and mind, getting involved in Japanese martial arts, and undertaking a course of "budo" training normally taken by the Tokyo Riot Police. In this book, he blends the ancient with the modern - the ultra traditionalism, ritual and violence of the "dojo" (training academy), with the shopping malls, nightclubs and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the 1990s - to provide an entertaining glimpse of contemporary Japan.

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Robert Twigger is a British author, poet and adventurer. After attending Oxford University he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police, which became the subject of his bestselling book Angry White Pyjamas. He has been awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He led the expedition that was the first to cross the Great Sand Sea of the Egyptian Sahara solely on foot, and another that was the first to cross Western Canada in a birchbark canoe since 1793. He is the author of eight books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as several collections of poetry. Big Snake was filmed for Channel 4.

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Verlag: Orion mass market paperback, (1997)
ISBN 10: 0575401249 ISBN 13: 9780575401242
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Buchbeschreibung Orion mass market paperback, 1997. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 320 Seiten 13391 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 227. Artikel-Nr. 21042

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