My issues with this book are many in number.
In fact I have heard it said (although I'm not sure if true) that Fay Weldon did not actually intend for this book to get published.
If that is the case, I can certainly see why.
I usually enjoy epistolary novels however, with Letters to Alice I found the content dry and difficult to navigate. I feel like I really didn't get much out of the book (this may be biased because it was a In-Class text for my final school exams). But honestly, all I remember is that one phrase about Alice's Black and Blue hair plus all of that information about her affair with a lecturer. In regards to the discussion of Jane Austen and her times, I cannot recall anything (save for the Prostitute statistics).
Although thin, it took me a very very long time to read this book as I simply did not enjoy it.