Magic and Machination

Magic and Machination cover

Magic and Machination is one in a series of LoPiverse books. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, chronology & series information.

Neville finds a portrait of a strange woman in early-ninteenth century dress in the attic. Once taken out of obscurity, she has a great deal to say for herself.

There are always the gravest dangers when someone of Miss Black’s temperament contracts an — an unequal marriage

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Acknowledgements:
This was originally written as a birthday gift for Geoviki and published on 7th November 2009 at ajhall_fics.livejournal.com.

To Geoviki; beta and archivist extraordinaire.

The original cover image is based upon a photograph of the oil painting ‘Paar am Fenster’ by Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785–1847). The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.


This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Harry Potter fandom.

- First Edition: 18th Nov 2013
- 2nd Edition: 15th Apr 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.


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