The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)
  • The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)
  • The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)
  • The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)
  • The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)
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The Premonitions Bureau (Hardback)

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Published: 05/05/2022
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A true story so outlandish and improbable that it simply demands to be read, Knight's page-turning volume spotlights a network of psychic visionaries working out of a run-down 1960's mental hospital and the extraordinary effects wrought by two young 'percipients' in particular.

Premonitions are impossible. But they come true all the time.

Most are innocent. You think of a forgotten friend. Out of the blue, they call. But what if you knew that something terrible was going to happen? A sudden flash, the words Charing Cross. Four days later, a packed express train comes off the rails outside the station. What if you could share your vision, and stop that train? Could these forebodings help the world to prevent disasters?

In 1966, John Barker, a dynamic psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate these questions. He would find a network of hundreds of correspondents, from bank clerks to ballet teachers. Among them were two unnervingly gifted 'percipients'. Together, the pair predicted plane crashes, assassinations and international incidents, with uncanny accuracy. And then, they informed Barker of their most disturbing premonition: that he was about to die.

The Premonitions Bureau is an enthralling true story, of madness and wonder, science and the supernatural - a journey to the most powerful and unsettling reaches of the human mind.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571357567
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm
Edition: Main

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“ If you dream of a disaster, get in touch with us “ that was the headline in The Evening Standard announcing the launch of The Premonitions Bureau.

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