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Harry Potter

Aberforth Dumbledore, Dumbledore family

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Goat Song by Delphi

'Albus never was careful with his things. If nothing else, it had made Aberforth a fair hand at mending.' Delphi takes an unlikely pairing and makes it utterly real in this clever and moving story

[Added 27/11/2008; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Aberforth Dumbledore, Severus Snape]

A Gramarye of Folk Magic by Delphi

'In what would prove to be the final days of the war, Aberforth's brother entrusted to his keeping a hide-bound book, a stoppered silver phial the size of a finger bone, and a 21-year-old boy of uncertain provenance.' Delicate & insightful joint character study, picked out in vivid details as it slowly unwinds through the seasons. Aberforth's unshowy style of magic is a treat

[Added 28/04/2015; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Aberforth Dumbledore, Severus Snape]

The Ladies of Godric's Hollow by Tetley

'Putting her arm around the frail shoulders, she placed a kiss on the wisps of hair, just as she'd done when they still were dark brown and sprang from a bun that always held pencils or quills to jot down a thought or a question, an idea or an hypothesis.' A poignant novelette, thoughtful & rich in detail, which moves effortlessly between the 19th & 20th centuries to tell Bathilda Bagshot's story

[Added 02/10/2012; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Griselda Marchbanks, Bathilda Bagshot, Gellert Grindelwald, Ariana Dumbledore, Aberforth Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore, Kendra Dumbledore, Muriel Prewett, Rita Skeeter, OCs]