Luton Auguries Timothy Prus
The Luton Auguries emerged after some photographic files were found in a second hand bookshop. They describe a religious mania focused on the end of the world and the second coming, which flourished in the area around Luton during the 1970s and early 1980s. It seems when it rained day after day for months the mental equilibrium of the district was de-stabilised. Why has there been an amnesic response about this event? What became of the people involved? What was its legacy? Many questions remain unanswered. The book seems like a work of science fiction with perfect period detail but the events do seem to have taken place. Perhaps it is a clear example of the adage that truth is stranger than fiction.