Lynne Vallone: The original Siamese twins, 12 September 2019
Show More Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang.
Liveright, 416 pp., £11.99, May 2019, 978 1 63149 545 8Show More
“... In 1824, a Scottish merchant called Robert Hunter was sailing down the Mekong when he saw what Yunte Huang describes as a ‘two-headed Hydra-like creature’ climbing into a dinghy. On closer inspection, Hunter was astonished to discover ‘not some amphibious reptile’ but two identical young boys connected at the chest by a thick band of flesh ...”