The Premonitions Bureau (Paperback)
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The Premonitions Bureau (Paperback)

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Published: 06/04/2023
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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.

What if you had a vision that something terrible was going to happen? A train crash, a department store fire, an assassination. What if you could share your vision, and prevent a disaster?

In 1966, John Barker, a British psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate this very idea. He would find a network of curious correspondents, and among them two highly gifted 'percipients'.

Together, they predicted calamities and international incidents with uncanny accuracy. And then, they gave Barker their most disturbing warning: that he was about to die.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571357574
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Strange and gripping . . . the most hardened sceptic can't fail to be electrified by the stories.' - Guardian'Knight's writing is so lucid and wryly authoritative that it never fails to hold you . . . A brilliant book, by turns disarming, thought-provoking and spooky.' - Irish Independent

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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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