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By Robert Twigger

Condition Good (2nd hand)

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the William Hill Sports book of the year

"Brilliant....everyone should read it" Tony Parsons, Late Review

"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" Frank Keating, Guardian

In Angry White Pyjama Robert Twigger skilfully blends the ancient with the modern to provide a captivating insight into the bizarre nature of contemporary Japan.

Adrift in Tokyo, translating obscene rap lyrics for giggling Japanese school girls, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he wasn't fit and he wasn't brave.

In a bid to escape further physical decline, 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 joins the Tokyo riot police on their year long, brutally demanding course of budo training, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against blood stained dogis and fractured collarbones..

ISBN 0-75380-858-7

Published in 1997


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