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2008-08-31 00:00:27

By TOBY YOUNG Culture As a child, I thought the New Year began in September. This wasn't just because the first day of term after the summer holidays marked the beginning of the school year. It was also because the two big television channels unveiled their new series. The custom persists to this day, with BBC1 placing its bets on Wallander - a detective series starring Kenneth Branagh - and ITV1 pinning its hopes on Lost in Austen (pictured), a drama serial in which a young woman...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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