Marvolo: The Truth was a book which was on one of the shelves in Minister for Magic Hermione Granger's office in 2020.[1] It was unknown what the subject was about, although it may have been a report on the backstory of Marvolo Gaunt, given that the title has his name, or that of his infamous grandson. Given Riddle's own distaste with his heritage, it was likely the writer elected to research the House of Gaunt in order to defuse the horrors of "You Know Who" and "Lord Voldemort", helping to reveal to Wizardry in general that "He Who Must Not Be Named" is properly named Tom Marvolo Riddle, grandson of the unglamorous Marvolo Gaunt.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act One, Scene Nineteen