Dear Jane, I hope you'll forgive me
For having my way with Miss Price,
But we all find it quite hard to like her,
And she'd be far more fun with a vice.
And you do weigh the scales against Mary,
Who's a girl much more like Lizzy B,
So I made her my bright clever heroine,
(And slipped in a murderous spree).
So I hope you'll forgive my presumption
For daring to write in your style,
But pastiche or mash-up or sequel
I hope that you're flattered - and smile.