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Date: Monday, May 10, 2016

Interview: Tony Grey: The Tortoise in Asia

You might have heard the story of a community in Western China where people have blue or green eyes, long noses, and fair hair. Popular legend has it that these people are descended from Roman legionnaires who once travelled the Silk Road.

Tony Grey’s new book, The Tortoise in Asia, imagines the lives of some of the legionnaires who may have left Rome and ended up in Liqian, China.