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."
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But for Europe’s lower-income countries — as well for the continent’s energy-intensive industries — the pain of any transition will be significant, and the EU will be under pressure to help cushion the blow from the current price jump. ... to help consumers here and there.”.
Joe Amsterdam is humbled when his product rises to the occasion. He knows every loaf of bread made by Talking Breads of Monroe Township can help sustain the community. “We’re not just a bakery,” Amsterdam said ... It helps define who we are.”.
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If you switched to eating the vegetarian equivalent of a full English every weekend for a year — including wholemeal bread, plant-based spread and seasonal, local tomatoes — by the end of that year you’d have saved the equivalent carbon footprint of a return flight from London to Amsterdam.
Jordana Brewster has gotten engaged to Mason Morfit ...It's no surprise that the loved-up pair are taking the next step in their relationship, as Jordana recently admitted she can’t help but mentally plan their wedding. She said ... I stop ... I write. Mason also calls me on it, which is helpful ... Prepare for All the Sharpwin Details When ‘New Amsterdam’ Returns.
If you switched to eating the vegetarian equivalent of a full English every weekend for a year – including wholemeal bread, plant-based spread and seasonal, local tomatoes – by the end of that year you’d have saved the equivalent carbon footprint of a return flight from London to Amsterdam.
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