The Book of Demons: edited by Middlesex lecturer Dr Adam Dalton

The Book of Demons is a compilation of short stories by a group of researchers from Middlesex University, working with prize-winning creative writers from the UK, the USA and Canada, including Barrie’s own J. McDonald.

Together, they have produced this exciting new book that explores the history of demonology, and what it is to be part of marginalized groups in today’s world.

“Why is it that, in recent years, there has been a dramatic surge in the number of exorcisms being performed by the Catholic Church throughout the world, including in the U.S.? Could it be that there are actually demons among us?” 

Dr. Adam Dalton-West provides us with answers in a gripping introduction.

Learn how the practice of exorcism is only increasing in the U.S. and UK today, find out the truth behind Queen Elizabeth the First’s notorious court magician John Dee, consider the arcane rituals of the occultist Aleister Crowley, discover what inspired King James the First to author his treatise Daemonologie and shake your head as you learn about the horrific witch-hunts which were conducted in the King’s name.

With contributions from Gollancz author A.J. Dalton, prize-winner Nadine West, established writers Elyn Joy, Michael Conroy, Isabella Hunter, Gabriel Wisdom and introducing J. McDonald and others, this collection explores the history of demonology, as well as contemporary examples of demonic possession, examines how particular groups in society are persecuted, and shows how society and relationships might still be magically transformed.

For more information, click here

Creative Writing Mini Lectures by Adam Dalton

Our BA English lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, Dr Adam Dalton has prepared a series of mini-lectures on how to become a famous writer, aimed at aspiring writers of all ages.

1. Plot: https://www.youtube.com/embed/infEChtI7w0?rel=0

2. Character: https://www.youtube.com/embed/7AFNAAOTzGA?rel=0

3. Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IF33FRthME8?rel=0

Enjoy watching!

Also, check Adam’s free creative writing mini-lessonshttps://metaphysicalfantasy.wordpress.com/mini-lessons/

Finally, if you are interested in studying Creative Writing at university, check our BA English course at Middlesex University: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/english