Yes, the great inquisitor's autobiography touches on his depression, his violent father, his broken heart and 'something pretty like' a breakdown - but so fleetingly you want to scream...

If kind bold deep red lights your fire, grab a poker and rummage through the embers of these warming alternatives.

Despite the presence of a 12-course tasting menu, Orwells, doesn't suffer from that thin-lipped, overblown smuggery often found in such places.

The first few moments of Tom Stoppard's 1974 play are as nonsensical as Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky - but similarly arresting to anyone beguiled by words and a tease.

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Anyone expecting Jane Austen may be suffering a measure of disappointment. Of course, Austen once observed that 'There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.'

Hannibal does have a good nose for great wine, as Chianti is a red that can pair with a massive range of dishes, especially Italian tomato sauces thanks to its natural acidity.

While fantasy has its highbrow-ish writers, it has always had something of an image problem.