As ever, the dear lady from North Wales grasps the nettle by the wrong end:
Dear Mr Tolstoy, she writes, your Mrs Grice reminds me a lot of Annie Karinena. Was she the inspiration for your famous opera? Did she throw herself under a train at the finish like your heroin? I am not a literatious person, but I do like a good read with a bloody ending.
Blodwen Trellis, Mrs, widow, retd