Search - List of Books by Alan Booth

Alan Booth (1946-1993) was a well-known English travel writer, who wrote two insightful books on his journeys by foot through the Japanese countryside. The better-known of the two, The Roads to Sata (1985) is about his travels from the northernmost cape in Hokkaid? (Cape Soya) to the southern tip of Ky?sh? in Cape Sata. His second book, Looking for the Lost, was published posthumously in 1995.

Booth was born in London and studied drama at the University of Birmingham. He acted and directed for the National Youth Theatre and was a prominent member of the University of Birmingham's Guild Theatre Group (GTG) in the late 60's. Among the plays he directed at Birmingham University were Hamlet (First Quarto), done in Noh style, and his own translation of Racine's Phaedra, set in a Samurai milieu. He also directed an open-air production of Marlowe's Faustus (The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus) in Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park.

In 1970, he moved to Japan to study Noh theatre but soon began writing. Over the next two decades, he lived in Tokyo and worked for the Macmillan Press and as a movie reviewer for the Asahi Evening News. He also starred in the BBC Learning Zone programme "Japanese Language and People", episode 6 titled "On the Road", where he was interviewed about many different aspects of life in Japan.

Booth's writing style is marked by a smart, subtle humour, with which he observes his surroundings, himself, and the people he meets. The accounts of his travels are frequently interwoven with personal anecdotes, historical facts, and cultural background information.

Alan Booth died of colon cancer in 1993, leaving behind his wife and daughter.

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Total Books: 47
Growing Up Hispanic Health and Development of Children of Immigrants
Alone Together How Marriage in America Is Changing
2009 - Alone Together How Marriage in America Is Changing (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674032170
ISBN-10: 0674032179
Genres: Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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Work-Life Policies
2009 - Work-life Policies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877667483
ISBN-10: 0877667489
Genre: Business & Money
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Intergenerational Caregiving
2008 - Intergenerational Caregiving (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877667476
ISBN-10: 0877667470
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Nonfiction
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Carbon Black Manufacturing and Applications
2007 - Carbon Black Manufacturing and Applications (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780824753504
ISBN-10: 082475350X
Genre: Science & Math
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The Management of Technical Change Automation in the UK and USA since 1950
2007 - The Management of Technical Change Automation in the Uk and Usa Since 1950 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781403991744
ISBN-10: 140399174X
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Teaching History at University Enhancing Learning and Understanding
2003 - Teaching History at University Enhancing Learning and Understanding (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415305372
ISBN-10: 0415305373
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The British Economy in the Twentieth Century
2001 - The British Economy in the Twentieth Century [British Studies] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333698419
ISBN-10: 033369841X
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A Generation at Risk Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval
2000 - A Generation at Risk Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674003989
ISBN-10: 0674003985
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Trials and Tribulations of Arkwright and Doris Broughton
2000 - The Trials and Tribulations of Arkwright and Doris Broughton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781858217604
ISBN-10: 1858217601
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A Generation at Risk  Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval
1997 - A Generation at Risk Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780674292833
ISBN-10: 0674292839
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Roads to Sata A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan
1997 - The Roads to Sata a 2000-mile Walk Through Japan [Origami Classroom] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568361871
ISBN-10: 1568361874
Genres: Travel, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Looking for the Lost Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan
1997 - Looking for the Lost Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan [Kodansha Globe] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568361482
ISBN-10: 1568361483
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Modern Britain An Economic and Social History
1995 - Modern Britain an Economic and Social History (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415104739
ISBN-10: 0415104734
Genres: Business & Money, History
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Les chemins de Sata
1992 - Les Chemins De Sata (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782868692924
ISBN-10: 2868692923
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Introduction to Japan
1991 - Introduction to Japan [Odyssey Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789622171886
ISBN-10: 9622171885
Genre: Travel
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The Roads to Sata  A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan
1990 - The Roads to Sata a 2000-mile Walk Through Japan (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670807765
ISBN-10: 0670807761
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan
1988 - Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780002179515
ISBN-10: 0002179512
Genre: Travel
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Swaziland Tradition and Change in a Southern African Kingdom
1984 - Swaziland Tradition and Change in a Southern African Kingdom [Profiles : nations of contemporary Africa] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780566005534
ISBN-10: 0566005530
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A Journey Through Japan
1979 - A Journey Through Japan [Ranger Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333248966
ISBN-10: 0333248961
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Urban Crowding and Its Consequences
1977 - Urban Crowding and Its Consequences [Praeger special studies in U.S. economic, social, and political issues] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780275236502
ISBN-10: 0275236501
Genre: Nonfiction
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British Economic Development Since 1945 [Documents in Contemporary History] (Paperback)Hardcover
Roads to Sata [Avail. in Asia Only] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Japan [Asian Guides Series] (Paperback)
Japan Land of Many Faces [Asian Guides Series] (Paperback)
Hard Times [A Shelter campaign report] (Paperback)