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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Synopsis

Lizzie Vogel leaves her alcoholic, novel-writing mother and heads for Leicester to work for a racist, barely competent dentist, obsessed with joining the freemasons. Soon Lizzie is heading reluctantly, at top speed, into the murky depths of adult life: where her driving instructor becomes her best friend; her first boyfriend prefers birdwatching to sex and where independence for a teenage girl might just be another word for loneliness.