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The Love of Complete Contempt by Natalie Wood
No-one denies that Mockingbird and Watchman are effectively the same story, each written from an infant and adult perspective. Nor does any review I’ve so far read of Watchman dispute that it’s a lesser work.
But it appears that far from betraying Mockingbird fans, Watchman give us a hard life lesson: that the greatest treason we all suffer, is when we discover our parents’ fallibility as we mature.
© Natalie Wood
Born in Birmingham, England, U.K., Natalie Wood began working in journalism a month before the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
She remained in regional Jewish journalism for more than 20 years, leaving full-time writing to help run a family business and then completed a range of general office work.
Natalie Wood and her husband, Brian Fink emigrated from Manchester to Israel in March 2010 and live in Karmiel, Galilee where she continues to work from home, concentrating on creative writing.
Natalie Wood features in Smith Magazine’s new Six Word Memoirs On Jewish Life. She also contributes to Technorati, Blogcritics and Live Encounters magazine.