1/5 Cheryl Strayed's account of hiking 1,100 miles solo through America's rugged west.
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5/5 It's Christmas at Rottingdean and the waits and the mummers are paying their calls.
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4/5 At her grandfather's house, Angela listens to her cousin Rudyard Kipling's new stories.
3/5 The third of the Angela Thirkell's houses is the country home of Edward Burne-Jones.
2/5 The author Angela Thirkell recalls her home in Kensington Square in the late 1890s.
1/5 The author recalls The Grange in Fulham, home to her grandfather artist Edward Burne-Jones
5/5 The myths and the ghosts of landlords and ladies past.
4/5 The age of the stagecoach changes the face of British pubs.
3/5 Shakespeare's inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark's taverns.
2/5 The George enters literary history with the publication of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
1/5 The George Inn's early incarnation as a lawless Southwark drinking den.
5/5 The author reaches Mary's final resting place - a grave on the banks of the Zambezi River.
4/5 Mary Livingstone endures four lonely years away from her husband in Britain.
3/5 A pregnant Mary Livingstone crossed the Kalahari in the wake of her explorer husband.
2/5 The author visits the Kalahari mission station where the Livingstones were married in 1845
1/5 A journey through Southern Africa in search of Mary, the wife of David Livingstone.
5/5 As the ploughman drops into the western bay, we offer you bene darkmans, dear listener.
4/5 Feeling refreshed after your post-lunch slooming? Then get on with your faciendum.
3/5 As the amell approaches, it's time to dash to a grubbery.
2/5 Did you jenticulate well this morning? More hidden delights from the English language.
1/5 Did you wake up feeling rough? You have probably been philogrobolized at day peep.
5/5 Relief after the rigours of Egypt turns to disillusion on reaching the Neapolitan coast.