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Textile artist Karen Henriques will give an account of development of the quilt.
We also invite O'Callaghan to contact us to give an account of his disgraceful behaviour - and perhaps to apologise.
WITH most reports painting a grim picture of the NHS I would like to give an account of the treatment that I received for my three-year-old son.
A democratic citizen is someone who can give an account of his or her commitment to human rights, to the rule of law and equality before the law, to decision-making by the majority and protection of the rights of minorities.
It should understand why it is assembled, and it should be able to give an account of itself.
An overlooked angle in last weekend's assemblage of the 50 greatest players in NBA history at the All-Star Game - the highlighted of which was the most majestic halftime show in any sport ever, a simple, introduction of the 47 in attendance - would have been to ask each guy to give an account of his best game played with a hangover.
The book has three aims, of which the first is the most ambitious: to give an account of the system(s) of medicine relevant to Shakespeare's work, to elucidate medical references in Shakespeare's plays, and to treat in some depth three selected topics (the royal cure of scrofula in Macbeth, the cure of the French king's fistula in All's Well, and Lear's madness), in all of which interpretation and a sense of medical history very fruitfully intersect.
SIR - The official of Severn River Crossing, a Mr James Rawle, in response to Lembit Opik's questions, failed to give an account of the profit margin his company achieves from road users.
The Bishop of Chester, the writer of this letter and all committed Christians believe one day we will have to give an account of ourselves to God - the Bible is our confidence.