The Premonitions Bureau

The Premonitions Bureau

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2023
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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 In 1966, John Barker, a British psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate this very idea.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: 215g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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The Premonitions Bureau
Intriguing, thought-provoking, strange ... I couldn't put it down
I absolutely loved this book and read it in two sittings. The writer takes us through the scientific, philosophical and ethical issues surrounding precogni... READ MORE
Beverley Burgess
The Premonitions Bureau
I found this an unsettling yet fascinating read. It starts with the 1966 Aberfan mining disaster and those who foresaw it which led to the establishment o... READ MORE
Tamsin Cobden
The Premonitions Bureau
Just as the book's cover is mesmeric and kaleidoscopic in its appearance, so too is the contents of Knight's retelling of John Barker's The Premonitions Bu... READ MORE
Ian Simpson
The Premonitions Bureau
An interesting factual read
‘The Premonitions Bureau’ by Sam Knight focuses on the ability of those folk who believe they see visions or experience sensations that can sometimes consi... READ MORE
The Premonitions Bureau
I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, and I have to say I very much enjoyed it. It’s not my normal go to genre of book, but it’s fast paced a... READ MORE
Lou B
The Premonitions Bureau
A strange corner of post-war history
I surprised myself by enjoying this book: it covers an aspect of modern history about which I previously knew absolutely nothing, and as such was fascinati... READ MORE
Rachel Swaffield