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."
The Laberge Group was hired earlier this year to develop a plan studying the impacts of dissolving the village government to be absorbed by the town of Amsterdam after the Fort JohnsonBoard of Trustees voted to explore the process in February ... Amsterdam has committed to hiring the village’s full-time highway worker.
A Netherlands judge, on Tuesday, ruled that Jah Cure should continue serving his six-year sentence for attempted manslaughter in that country. The reggae singer was appearing in court for a pro forma hearing ... According to police report, Jah Cure, 43, stabbed show promoter Nicardo "Papa" Blake in his abdomen at Dam Square in Amsterdam in October 2021.
According to police report, Jah Cure, 43, stabbed show promoter Nicardo "Papa" Blake in his abdomen at Dam Square in Amsterdam in October 2021 ... Because the victim was stabbed in broad daylight, and in the busy city centre of Amsterdam, it evokes feelings of unsafety among the general public," said prosecutors at the singer's trial ... .
Having recently completed the renovation of a 312-square-foot (29-square-meter) micro-apartment in Warsaw, Poland, Polish-born and Amsterdam-based architect Karolina Howorko of Studio HOKA shows that with the careful consideration of ...
The thin sprig of a tree had been propagated from the white horse chestnut tree mentioned by Jewish teenager Anne Frank in the diary she kept as she and her family spent more than two years hiding in a 450-square-foot Secret Annex in a home in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during WWII.
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... buying Toronto-based AmsterdamBrewery Co ... Founded in 1986, Amsterdam Brewery has a brew pub on Toronto's waterfront as well as a roughly 6,000-square-metre (65,000 square foot) brewery in the city's Leaside neighbourhood.
Eurostar has announced a fourth direct train service from London St Pancras to Amsterdam, meaning more people can reach the Dutch capital conveniently and in comfort ... From there he took a sprinter train service to Amsterdam Centraal, a five-to-10-minute dash from Dam Square ... Liam and Nicky at Amsterdam's Dam Square - the 'finish line'.
"You can build everything and decide everything yourself," says Barbara van Schaick, 45, on her plot where potatoes, onions and fruit trees grow near her under-construction house. The 43-square-kilometre (17-square-mile) green space in Almere, near Amsterdam, allows residents to move at their own pace and according to their means and desires ... ....
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