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Petra Jacob

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London, The United Kingdom


Louis de Bernieres, Janet Frame, Jim Carroll and Stephen King.

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December 2016

Petra Jacob had her first book, Riddled with Senses, published by Dr Cicero Books last year. It's a magic realism tale of love, drugs and witchcraft.
She has just self-published the book Peddling Doomsday, which is about a cult run by a charismatic female leader.

Many years ago she obtained a first for writing and art from Manchester Metropolitan University. During her haphazard life she's lived in a condemned bedsit in Cambridge, a gated community in Mexico City, a rain forest in Central America and a derelict haunted house in South America. Currently she works as a gardener in Central London, but likes to escape to the jungle whenever possible. Jacob has a particular fondness for monkeys, slime mould and cake.

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Peddling Doomsday

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The World Does not Revolve one is the fifth in the series, although it's easy enough to pick up the story from any of the books, and the others are all just as entertaining. The Curmudgeon Avenue Series is like a soap opera all seen from the POV of a ...more
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Peddling Doomsday by Petra Jacob
"Review also available on my blog The Shameful Narcissist Speaks.

‘I suppose life is just whatever stories we choose to tell ourselves at the time.'

If you ever want to dive into the machinations of how a cult can draw in and take over "normal" people, " Read more of this review »
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I liked this! It was simple and straightforward, covering all the basics without getting confusing. I did a few of the positions and found them energising too.
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“As we charge the night we leer at pedestrians, the harder I stare, the faster they walk and we skip and jive in their shadows. They pull their coats round as a barrier, faces burning, I could crush their bones in the treads of my trainers, but I let them scamper away. We collect items to aid us in our quest, a shopping trolley, a brick, a single shoe. One petulant husk mutters,

"There must be something meaningful you can do with your time," and we soak up his words and shudder with complete incomprehension – we are walking with the Gods, what is more meaningful than that?”
Petra Jacob, Riddled With Senses

“Nobody mentions it, but there are two types of insanity. One is the unstable mind, that's the one they make films about, the romantic insanity, a person out of control and capable of almost anything. But the other is the madness of the stable mind, where behaviour is illogical and damaging but every day it is exactly the same.”
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