3/5 Marrying in haste and soon repentful, Pearl Buck discovers that writing lets her escape.
4/5 Liberated by her success, Pearl's private life nonetheless begins to fall apart.
Writer Brian Keenan chooses Bernardo O'Higgins, who liberated Chile in the 19th century.
Tony Phillips recalls a memorable performance by Afro-American contralto Marian Anderson.
5/5 As she enters a frail old age, Pearl Buck continues to shock and surprise her friends.
5/8 Novelist Robin Pilcher tells Stuart Cosgrove about five of his favourite books.