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Reasons to Be Cheerful

Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Reasons to Be Cheerful, by Nina Stibbe. 

Eighteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel finds herself a new job in a dentist's surgery after answering a classified advert in the Leicester Mercury for a 'mature lady with a strong interest in dental issues'. Working for an eccentric dental surgeon who's obsessed with becoming a Freemason, Lizzie's life is uneventful until Andy Nicolello turns up one day to deliver a crown. Lizzie seizes her chance to find love and soon begins calling him her boyfriend even though they have never so much as kissed or even sat next to each other on the sofa. But Andy doesn't turn out to be quite what he seems.... 

Reasons to be Cheerful is a painfully funny account of life as a hapless teenager in 1970s Leicestershire from the best-selling author of Love, Nina; Man at the Helm; and Paradise Lodge.

©2019 Nina Stibbe (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Gretchen
  • 09-04-19

Delightful!

Reasons to be Cheerful was pleasure to listen to! The quirky characters made me laugh, and the main character I found endearing and easy to love. The story was well written, often humorous, and carried an important message without being preachy. Gemma Whelan's narration only added to the fun. I look forward to more books by Nina Stibbe and hopefully narrated by Gemma Whelan.