Thanks, Nola. Really enjoyed this. One other thing that I like - especially in fantasy with lots of characters - is a character list with brief description. This helps heaps if a character suddenly reappears in a new, significant way and I've forgotten who they are.
Thanks Annie. That's a great idea. I've found that helpful too, especially in fantasy or sci-fi when the character names are often a bit different too. Often harder to remember than the names that are more familiar to us. Thanks for taking the time to comment (twice) :)