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Angry White Pyjamas

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Description for Angry White Pyjamas Paperback. A brilliant and captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; 3JJPR; WSTM; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 21. Weight in Grams: 226.

A brilliant and captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan.

Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronounce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation and sweaty squalor of a cramped apartment in Fuji Heights, Twigger sets out to cleanse his body and his mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts, and the brutally demanding course of budo training taken by the Tokyo Riot Police, where any ... Read more

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About Robert Twigger
ROBERT TWIGGER has won the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and the Somerset Maugham Award. His twelve books have been translated into over twenty languages and cover both fiction and non-fiction, memoir and travel. He spent a year training with the Tokyo riot police, crossed Canada in a homemade birchbark canoe and ... Read more

Reviews for Angry White Pyjamas
A frantic, very funny, urban quest
Mail on Sunday
Wonderfully oddball ... Here is a cult book all right, which could do for Japan and the martial arts what Hornby did for Highbury and the football terraces
His fine eye for eccentricities makes this an entertaining travelogue
A rattling good yarn and ... Read more

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