When I was 16, I really discovered good stuff like Detroit techno or gabba from Holland.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
What 'Floating Worlds' does draw on is Holland's artistry in bringing the past to life in her historical fiction and depicting the people who inhabited that past.
When India conducted nuclear tests in 1974, I wrote a letter to then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from Holland and offered my services for Pakistani nuclear programme.
I got involved in 2003, 2004, with a company called Dance4Life out of Holland.
There isn't a single windmill owner in Holland who doesn't have a second job, for when there is no wind.
I'm from Holland, and I'm used to rain.
My character in 'Mr. Holland's Opus' was kind of coming of age, learning about a world that was opening up to her.
Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then moved to France when I was eleven.
I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch.
I don't have lights, I don't have assistants, I just go and meet somebody and take a photograph. That's really basic, and that's how I used to work when I was 17 or 18 in Holland.
And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails.