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    • ISBN:9781846015557
    • Publication date:31 Aug 2017

Be a Flamingo

& Stand Out From the Crowd

By Sarah Ford

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  • £5.99

Want to be strong, independent and utterly fabulous? Be a flamingo.

Want to be strong, independent and utterly fabulous? Be a flamingo.

Flamingo is that one friend who always brightens a room as soon as he walks in. He is always the first on the dancefloor and the very last to stop boogying. He has never tried to dress like a Parisian, never followed advice on what not to wear, and certainly has never tried to tone down his natural pinkness; he knows he is perfect just the way he is. And even when life throws Flamingo a curveball, he is always ready to embrace the unknown and jump straight in.

A gorgeous little gift book of motivational sayings and hilarious axioms, Be a Flamingo is a perfect pink pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs a confidence boost, or great as an impulse self-purchase when you feel you need to start tooting your own horn a little louder. Because we could all do worse than taking a leaf out of Flamingo's book.

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  • ISBN: 9781846015540
  • Publication date: 31 Aug 2017
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Spruce
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Authors:
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Authors:
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