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."
Holland striker Memphis Depay insists he remains focused despite his impending move to Barcelona... Depay said ... The news will be there when it is ... DailyHeadlines Newsletter & Evening Telegraph Newsletter. Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning ... They welcome Austria to Amsterdam looking to take control of the group ... Most Read ... .
The Australian was impressed with Malseed’s contribution in her two games in Amsterdam, having made her debut in Friday’s 5-1 defeat by England... “It’s certainly been a roller coaster, not even having been meant to be in Amsterdam at all, so I was happy to be given the opportunity.” DailyHeadlines Newsletter & Evening Telegraph Newsletter.
One move that generated headlines was the abrupt shift of trading in European equities from London to Amsterdam at the start of the year ... In the first quarter of this year, €8.3 billion was raised through London IPOs, compared to €5.4 billion in Frankfurt, €5.6 billion in Amsterdam, and just €0.1 billion in Paris.
One move that generated headlines was the abrupt shift of trading in European equities from London to Amsterdam at the start of the year. An average of €9.2bn (£7.9bn) in shares was traded daily on the Amsterdam exchange in January, four times the volume in December 2020, while London’s daily average dropped sharply, to €8.6bn.
The total Pound 1.0 trillion is equivalent to $1.4 trillion or €1.2 trillion ... READ ... "As the EU takes a tougher line on the location of activity and individuals we expect these headline numbers to increase in future.".Following Brexit, Amsterdam has also overtaken the British capital in European equity trading. Source. News24 ....
The total £1.0 trillion is equivalent to $1.4 trillion or 1.2 trillion euros ... "As the EU takes a tougher line on the location of activity and individuals we expect these headline numbers to increase in future." Following Brexit, Amsterdam has also overtaken the British capital in European equity trading. MENAFN16042021000143011026ID1101928479 .