GORGEOUS READS in association with Henpicked - wisdom of women

Amy Heydenrych, Shame On You with Donna Freed AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

18 Oct 2018

    Amy Heydenrych, Shame On You with Donna Freed AUTHOR OF THE WEEK   Working as a PR, Amy selected social media influencers to work with global brands and became fascinated by the disparity in their images and their real lives. In Shame of You, Holly is a clean eating social media sensation with…

Lynda La Plante, Widows with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS

16 Oct 2018

  Lynda La Plante, Widows with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS  Lynda La Plante is the indisputable, reigning QUEEN OF CRIME. Widows was Lynda’s first TV Script and while she was a TV actress at the time, she knew that she was not Dolly Rawlins. She never returned to acting and instead went on to create…

What your handwriting says about you, Reading Between The Lines by Emma Bache

15 Sep 2018

What your handwriting says about you, Reading Between The Lines by Emma Bache with Josephine Pembroke Do you have big or small writing? Or large loops or big spaces between your letters? We do still write, not as much as we used to; birthday cards, thank you letters and shopping lists. Find out how to…

Jo Pratt & Fran Warde, co-founders Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed

  Jo Pratt & Fran Warde, co-founders Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed   Cookbook authors and friends, Jo Pratt and Fran Warde, along with Lucy Cufflin have come together to found the UK’s very first cookbook festival. There are food festivals and book festivals but this unique festival celebrates the books we cook with and…

What Would Boudicca Do? E. Foley and B. Coates with Donna Freed

  What Would Boudicca Do? E. Foley and B. Coates with Donna Freed While we don’t expect or want you to burn London to the ground every time someone pisses you off, but bad-ass Boudicca’s method of dealing with adversity does have a certain appeal. The authors were inspired to find (only) 50 fantastic women…

Lucy Cufflin, co-founder of the Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed

  Lucy Cufflin has never been put off by being the first, especially when it comes to food. Her mother was the first foodie she knew and she has been working in food since she was a teen. She is a cookbook author herself, and knows the power of a proper recipe. It was of…

Francoise Malby Anthony & Katja Willemsen, An Elephant In My Kitchen with Donna Freed

26 Aug 2018

Francoise Malby Anthony & Katja Willemsen, An Elephant In My Kitchen with Donna Freed When Francoise Malby refused to share a taxi on a bone-chilling day in London with a scruffy, bearded man, it was the very last time she said no to future husband Lawrence Anthony. So when he said they should buy a…

Chloe Esposito, BAD the anti-heroine, with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

20 Aug 2018

  Chloe Esposito, BAD the anti-heroine, with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  Chloe has created the epic anti-heroine, Alvina Knightley who discovers that while she may not be a talented poet, she has an uncanny knack for killing people…and she likes it! Bad Alvie is the id unleashed; watch out as her pleasure principle rocks…

Playwright RABIAH HUSSAIN with CORINNA McSHANE on her debut play SPUN, class and microaggressions for GORGEOUS LIVES

15 Aug 2018

Playwright RABIAH HUSSAIN with CORINNA McSHANE on her debut play SPUN, class and microaggressions for GORGEOUS LIVES Rabiah Hussain’s stunning debut play ‘Spun’ recently opened in London to much public and critical acclaim. Rabiah explains why she wrote a play focusing on two girls and their friendship rather than their relationships with men. She discusses…

Anna Mazzola, The Story Keeper with Donna Freed – GORGEOUS READS

02 Aug 2018

      Anna Mazzola, The Story Keeper with Donna Freed – GORGEOUS READS  Anna Mazzola excels at creating the atmosphere of her historically set novels. In The Story Keeper, we follow Audrey Hart from 1857 London to the Isle of Skye where the clearances have wreaked havoc in the crofting communities where she is trying to work…

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON

01 Aug 2018

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON  Award winning comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby chats to Victoria Pearson. Topics include her new book ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ stand up comedy as a form of very public therapy and Conscious Uncoupling.  https://www.rosiewilby.com/ #GorgeousComedy #RosieWilby #radiogorgeous                    …

The Actresses by Barbara Ewing with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS

12 Jul 2018

The Actresses by Barbara Ewing with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS At last! A novel with a middle aged woman, with grey hair on the front cover is published in the UK. A first and a victory for us women! Ex actor Barbara chats to Josephine about her novel which has been rereleased after 21…

Leila Aboulela, Elsewhere AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed

10 Jul 2018

Leila Aboulela, Elsewhere AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed   Leila talks in-depth to Donna about her life in writing as an award winning novelist and playwright. Leila moved to Aberdeen following her husband with a baby and small child. Even though she had never considered being an author she frequented the library and found…

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase Oxford educated journalist Tessa Boase, has now become Britain’s leading writer about unknown women in history. Tessa discovered that the RSPB was founded by women who were opposed to dead birds on hats. And these women had been…

K.A. McKeagney, TUBING: Sex on the Tube with Donna Freed AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous

08 Jul 2018

  K.A. McKeagney, TUBING:  Sex on the Tube with Donna Freed AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous  Strangers on a train … having sex! Polly is a bit disenchanted with life and sex with a stranger seems like a delicious fantasy until it isn’t. There’s no such thing as a perfect stranger: neither perfect and perhaps not…

Noelle Harrison The Gravity of Love AUTHOR with Donna Freed

  Noelle Harrison  The Gravity of Love AUTHOR with Donna Freed A sweeping story of love spanning the swinging 60’s of London and sultry desert nights in 80’s Arizona. When your very identity is under question, how far and in what direction will love pull you? The death of her father sends shock waves through…

How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan with Josephine Pembroke

05 Jul 2018

How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan with Josephine Pembroke Do you want more joy in your life? The wonderful top journalist and agony aunt for Grazia, Daisy Buchanan gives us tips and advice on how to live our life well and cleverly. Josephine and Daisy chat about subjects such as how to…

Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke

30 Jun 2018

  Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke Having a child can kill your sex life; find out how Phoebe and Oliver got their mojos back, big time. Josephine chats to best selling Glasgow based author Joanne Bolouri about fantasies, the dating scene and strong Scottish women. #RelightMyFire #RadioGorgeous…

Caroline’s Bikini by Kirsty Gunn AUTHOR of The Week with Donna Freed

22 Jun 2018

Caroline’s Bikini by Kirsty Gunn AUTHOR of THE WEEK with Donna Freed Kirsty Gunn rips it up and starts again with each of her books, wrenching original novels out of her imagination. Her latest, a comedy about the impossible perfection of unrequited love, leaves as much out as in… much like a bikini! www.kirsty-gunn.com #RadioGorgeous…

Lorna Byrne, Prayers from the Heart GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

31 May 2018

Lorna Byrne, Prayers from the Heart GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Lorna has been able to see angels since she was 3 years old. Lorna explains how praying for 2 minutes every day can change our hectic lives. She appeals to Women to take time out to feel and pray; then we can have direct access…

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