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Author Archives: Natalie Wood

Born in Birmingham, England, U.K., I began working in journalism a month before the 1973 Yom Kippur War began. I emigrated from Manchester to Israel in March 2010 and live in Karmiel, Galilee where I concentrate on creative writing, running several blogs and composing micro-fiction. I feature in Smith Magazine’s Six Word Memoirs On Jewish Life and contribute to Technorati, Blogcritics and Live Encounters magazine.

Movie Review: The Iron Lady

Her downfall, like that of the greatest leaders throughout history, was through personal failing. Itcame from hubris. Read More »

Movie Review: J. Edgar

Have Eastwood and DiCaprio helped the real Hoover to emerge? Read More »

Theatre Review (Zichron Yaakov, Israel): A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The entire show reminded me why I became a Shakespeare addict aged 11 and then adored an early '70s romp at Sheffield, UK’s old Playhouse. Read More »

Jewish Bardolators Avow Their Love in Hebrew

As scholars now often insist that the "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare’s sonnets was Jewish, it is no surprise that two Israelis have offered a new translation into Hebrew. Read More »

Book Review: Untold Stories by Alan Bennett

"Good money from bad people" is a principle which troubles Bennett very much. Read More »

Restaurant Review (Karmiel, Israel): Dalia’s

After all, when they visit Mum and Gran, what they want is homey, unpretentious well-cooked food – served with loving warmth – and in vast quantities! Read More »

Get Stuffed – With ‘Globe’ Courgettes

Glorious globe-shaped green-striped courgettes (zucchini) - a cross between small pumpkins or artichokes and baby marrows - which I was convinced were another piece of native exotica Read More »

Tales of a ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy’

Suddenly Jack asked, ‘Can a barmitzvah boy be barmitzvah in the park?’ Read More »

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

The three share a silent loving gaze of such intense, bewildered, solemn, fearful desperation that my heart breaks. Read More »

Movie Review: Another Year

A story in which nothing – and – everything happens. Read More »