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."
Stephen Fry has expressed fears over the health impact of plastic particles entering the human body ...Study leader ProfessorDick Vethaak, of the Free University of Amsterdam, has described the discovery as ‘a breakthrough result’. Clothes, paints, toys and packaging all contain plastic which enter the air, food, water and, ultimately, the human body.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — After two years of celebrations muted by coronavirus lockdowns, the Netherlands marked King... In Amsterdam, children sold their surplus toys, clothes and books at a free market in the Dutch capital’s largest public park, the Vondelpark.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — After two years of celebrations muted by coronavirus lockdowns, the Netherlands marked King Willem-Alexander's 55th ... In Amsterdam, children sold their surplus toys, clothes and books at a free market in the Dutch capital's largest public park, the Vondelpark.
AB InBev...ADIDAS ... The U.S ...The American toy maker warned on April 19 of a potential revenue hit of about $100 million this year due to its decision to pause toy shipments to Russia ... The Amsterdam-based brewer decided in late March to leave Russia, concluding that ownership of any business there is no longer sustainable or viable in current environment.
Register... read more ... The American toy maker warned on April 19 of a potential revenue hit of about $100 million this year due to its decision to pause toy shipments to Russia ... The Amsterdam-based brewer decided in late March to leave Russia, concluding that ownership of any business there is no longer sustainable or viable in current environment ... ....
Collette Manufacturing Company in Amsterdam was famous for making mendets, paper clips and juvenile sporting goods ... By then Marjorie had married town of Amsterdam farmer Leland Johnson ... Dave Gordon, whose parents had operated the Toy Tent store in downtown Amsterdam, bought Collette’s in 1978.
She was shown sex toys and condoms, and approached by numerous adult men ... ... Inside VRChat, there are rooms where users can meet ... A lot of the rooms were overtly sexualised in pink neon, similar to what you might see in the red light district in Amsterdam or in the more seedy parts of London's Soho at night. Inside, sex toys were on display ... .
Both stores also feature nut-free chocolates, Chanukah-themed candies, menorahs – from works of art to travel menorahs – toys and other items ... “People seem to like the new 2022 calendar, featuring beautiful prints from the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam ($16),” Frank said.
When we talk about sex toys it’s easy to imagine that we’re discussing something comically enormous and phallic – the kind of thing that you see in the windows of sex shops in Amsterdam. But the sex toy market has upped its game infinitely over the last decade – it’s called “sex tech” now.