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Evanna Lynch’s memoir The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting has darkness, alongside light and hope. Photograph: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Evanna Lynch’s memoir The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting has darkness, alongside light and hope. Photograph: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

We know, from a proverb that is not supposed to be about literature, not to judge a book by its cover, but covers are, in this image-conscious era, more often like windows to a book’s soul.

A forest scene at night, splashes of colour against black, a distant moon overhead – this is what Lucy Rose has done for the cover of Evanna Lynch’s debut memoir, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting, and, quite aside from being striking, it tells us what to expect. There will be darkness here, alongside light and hope, and it will not be – as it so easily could be, even, as Lynch notes herself, “a decade after all the noise and excitement died down” – a behind-the-scenes guide to the Harry Potter movie-verse.

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