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Never Succumb to Beige by Frances Manwaring


Part memoir, part essay, part self-help book, this book takes you through a varied landscape of opinion, advice and reflection inspired by the author’s colourful life.


Frances says that the idea of not succumbing to beige is all about being true to who you are and what you bring to the world—wearing your metaphorical high viz vest with flair and panache. This book explores some grounds rules, and tactics to avoid the beige rabbit hole. Frances stories are colourful, wise and gently humorous.


The chapter headings give you a wonderful insight to the content of this book. Always Carry a Pair of Rose-Tinted Glasses. Seize Each Day Warmly by the Throat. A Laugh a Day Keeps the Darkness at Bay. Teeth Are More Valuable Than Diamonds. And my favourite? It’s Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been.


Reading Never Succumb to Beige is like immersing yourself in a warm but invigorating bath and emerging afterwards revitalised and ready to tackle the world with a spring in your step and more colour in your outlook. It is relatable, witty, and inspiring.


Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Shrew Enterprises

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