Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
Bill McCreary, the pioneering WNYW/5 anchor and host of the long-running "The McCreary Report," has died ...Tatum, publisher and editor-in-chief of the AmsterdamNews wrote in an editorial, "'The McCreary Report' is gone, and there is little we can do about it, unless we decide we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore."
AMSTERDAM. Dutch bank ABN Amro reported on Wednesday a net loss of 54 million euros ($66 million) over the first three months of 2021, as a hefty fine for money laundering outweighed the positive impact of economic recovery in the Netherlands... The lender had reported a loss of 395 million euros a year ago during the coronavirus outbreak ... .
Amsterdam’s Jordyn Wozniak had two doubles and five RBIs in Amsterdam’s 11-5 win against Johnstown... The Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth boys’ lacrosse team won its first game as a merged program, beating Troy 12-0 in a non-league game behind four goals and an assist from Andy Welch and three goals and two assists from Nick Covey ... AMSTERDAM/B-P 12, TROY 0.
According to the incident report, the victim asked her mother and stepfather to care for her daughter for a bit, but when the stepfather, 51, showed up, he yelled at her and grabbed her around the throat ... According to the report, when she was told the victim alleged she had run over his feet, she replied.
Donny van de Beek has had a disappointing debut season at Manchester United (Picture. Getty) ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Getty). Recent reports claimed an immediate return to Amsterdam could even be on the cards for the Dutchman but Overmars shut down any talk of a reunion during an interview with NOS... ‘You shouldn’t leave so quickly.’ More. Housing ... .