2/5 A young teacher banks on education as a way out of the slums.
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1/5 Local teenage boys see a job in the luxury hotels as a way out.
5/5 Steve Boggan finds himself on the home straight, following a $10 bill across the US.
4/5 Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers the weary traveller a hot bath.
3/5 Steve finds himself driving east across America and being offered hospitality.
2/5 Steve Boggan discovers a community in Kansas desperately trying to renew itself.
1/5 Steve Boggan makes a quixotic journey through the unreported backwaters of America.
5/5 When a courier is needed, it's Carmen who volunteers.
4/5 The consequences of her father's actions are soon brought home to Carmen.
3/5 With his wife and his youngest daughter away, Ion Bugan decides it's time to act.
2/5 Shortages at her father's shop show Carmen a different side to the villagers.
1/5 For the young Carmen, her childhood days are marked by innocence and ebullience.
4/4 Jonathan Lethem on the ghosts who sit at the writer's table.
3/4 In his third essay, American writer Jonathan Lethem ruminates on famous school friends.
2/4 US writer Jonathan Lethem talks about dancing, writing and rock stars.
1/4 Jonathan Lethem recalls an unnerving journey hitch-hiking in the USA.
5/5 It's back to the chalk paths for Robert MacFarlane, and a ghostly encounter is in store.
4/5 Robert Macfarlane walks the ancient pathways of Spain, with the help of 'walking books'.
3/5 In memory of his late grandfather, Robert treads the pinkish granite of the Cairngorms.
2/5 Robert takes an ancient route across the most dangerous sands in England.
1/5 Robert McFarlane begins his journey on the chalk of The Icknield Way.