The Premonitions Bureau
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From the publisher
The story of a strange experiment – a journey into the oddest corners of 60s Britain and the outer edges of science and reason.
‘Fascinating.’ Hilary Mantel
‘Terrific.’ New Scientist
‘Gripping.’ Financial Times
‘Stunning . . . Brimming with mystery and suffesed with haunting atmosphere.’ Patrick Radden Keefe
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In 1966, John Barker, a British psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate this very idea.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.