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."
Anupam Kher, who has been playing the prominent role of Dr VijayKapoor on the hit NBC medical drama New Amsterdam, won't be returning. According to a Deadline report, Kher won't be seen in season three as the story moves forward ... The show's story line imitated life as season 3 of New Amsterdam began with staffers battling the Covid 19 crisis.
A treasure hunter reportedly hit “pay dirt” while magnet fishing in an Amsterdam canal. According to a report by Newsweek, the memorable find was shared by Leigh Webber, who goes by Bondi Treasure Hunter across social platforms, in a TikTok video ...It’s called Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam and is regarded as a major attraction.
on Tuesday reported stellar numbers on the metric it cares about—order growth. The Amsterdam-based operator of food delivery services in countries ... Just Eat Takeaway shares rose nearly 2% in Amsterdam trade.
Amsterdam-based Turkmen.news carried a report on April 10 on how the sight of people rummaging through dumpsters is becoming ever more common across the country ... Turkmen.news has reported on how many are no longer keeping as much poultry on their farmsteads as before, because the cost of animal feed has been rising so steeply.
ConnorRaven registered Scotia-Glenville’s first two goals, and Sam Storti and KofiJack both had a goal and an assist in the Tartans’ 6-0 win over Amsterdam... Scotia-Glenville defeated Amsterdam 8-0 behind Rylee O’Connor, who had two goals and two assists, and KortneyClark, who made four saves for the shutout ... Not reported ... Amsterdam, not reported.
Earlier on Wednesday the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced it hoped to have "at least 12,000 fans" at the four matches Amsterdam is hosting for the Euro ... The KNVB added that spectators wishing to attend matches in Amsterdam will have to comply with the security ...
The Johan CruyffArena in Amsterdam and the San Mames in Bilbao could be filled to 25 per cent capacity for their Euro 2020 matches, local officials and media reports said on Wednesday.","content"."The Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam and the San Mames in ...