GORGEOUS READS in association with Henpicked - wisdom of women

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS

17 Dec 2018

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke Did you know that kiss means smell in other countries and that even everyday food like milk and bread are aphrodisiacs? Author Lana explains our sensual relationship between food and sex and how smell, taste and lust are all intertwined. #RadioGorgeous #Sex…

Liz Nugent, Skin Deep with Donna Freed with Donna Freed, What happens when you value beauty above everything else? THRILLER on GORGEOUS READS

10 Dec 2018

Liz Nugent, Skin Deep with Donna Freed with Donna Freed, What happens when you value beauty above everything else? THRILLER on GORGEOUS READS  Liz Nugent worked in theatre, film and television before turning her hand to fiction. She has a deep understanding of explosive drama and suspense but uses the medium of fiction to move her…

Frances Welch, The Imperial Tea Party AUTHOR of THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

Frances Welch, The Imperial Tea Party, AUTHOR of THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed Frances Welch has had a life long interest in the last days of the Russian Tsars. The Romanov family was intricately entwined with the British royal family – the Tsarina Alexandra was Queen Victoria’s purportedly favourite granddaughter – and there…

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

29 Nov 2018

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous  Harry Mount is the youngest editor of The Oldie, at a mere 47 years old he started reading The Oldie aged 21. He tells us that The Oldie reader is much less likely to be offended by articles, and that they…

Ed Sheeran by Sean Smith – MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke

27 Nov 2018

  Ed Sheeran by Sean Smith – MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke Do you really think you know Ed Sheeran? Top biographer to the stars Sean Smith tells Josephine things you never knew about the super successful, 21st Century, down to earth pop star who is worth £80 million. BUY the BOOK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ed-Sheeran-Sean-Smith/dp/0008267510  #EdSheeran #ManWeek #RadioGorgeous #SeanSmith…

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, Jeopardy with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK

  Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, JEOPARDY his new book with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK Best known as The Black Farmer behind the sausages, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation. He talks about grew up in crushing poverty in Birmingham but made a promise to himself that one…

Rachel Abbott, And So It Begins with Donna Freed AUTHOR of the WEEK

19 Nov 2018

Rachel Abbott, And So It Begins with Donna Freed AUTHOR of the WEEK  Rachel’s latest psychological thriller starts with the question: When does a murder begin? When you pick up the knife or far before that? But as per usual, on the page, it begins with a body! Rachel ratchets up the tension with the first…

Natasha Courtenay-Smith, STAND OUT ONLINE, Gorgeous ENTREPRENEURS with Donna Freed

Natasha Courtenay-Smith, Stand Out ONLINE, GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEURS with Donna Freed Former journalist, Natasha knows the power of personal brands. When she started her own press agency, she made her agency stand out from the competition by putting herself and her staff front and centre of the business. As a result, she became the trusted, go to…

The Lost Art of Being, secrets to a calm, happy & easy life by Jacqui MacDonald

31 Oct 2018

The Lost Art of Being, secrets to a calm, happy & easy life by Jacqui MacDonald Our official name is human-being, on Radio Gorgeous mindfulness mentor Jacqui MacDonald explains how letting go of our humanness and tuning into our “being” can lead to joy and happiness. Buy the book & more info: https://thelostartofbeing.com/ Contact Jacqui: https://www.jacquimacdonald.com/…

NOT FADE AWAY – How to thrive in retirement by Celia Dodd with Josephine Pembroke

29 Oct 2018

  NOT FADE AWAY – How to thrive in retirement by Celia Dodd with Josephine Pembroke Retirement is not a time to retire from life, you can thrive. Wellbeing journalist Celia Dodds tells us how to get away from the silver hair, expanding trouser, pottering around the garden image and do something that fulfils our life….

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth with Hester Wolton

28 Oct 2018

  The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth with Hester Wolton Alyssa Hollingsworth’s debut novel, ‘The Eleventh Trade’ is a young adult’s book following the story of Sami, a young Afghan refugee, living in Boston with his grandfather as they attempt to build a new life there together. When his grandfather’s treasured instrument, a rebab, is…

Finding Myself in Puglia by Laine B Brown GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

27 Oct 2018

Finding Myself in Puglia by Laine B Brown GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke On the heel of Italy lies Puglia, a land of olives, vineyards, wheat fields and joy. Ex nurse Laine B Brown wanted a complete change in her life, she was inspired to learn a new language and write a book, she discovered…

Caroline Taggart, Bognor and Other Regises, A Potted History of Britain in 100 Royal Places with Donna Freed

22 Oct 2018

  Caroline Taggart, Bognor and Other Regises, A Potted History of Britain in 100 Royal Places Sunday Times Bestselling author Caroline Taggart turns her searchlight on some of Britain’s quirkiest royals, uncovering fascinating facts and anecdotes, all in highly amusing and accessible prose. Meet Ethelred the Unready and Eleanor of Castile, travel from the Isle…

Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella: The Plant Based Cookbook at the Cookbook Festival 2018 with Donna Freed

21 Oct 2018

  Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella: The Plant Based Cookbook at the Cookbook Festival 2018 with Donna Freed Ella Mills, food writer and entrepreneur under the brand Deliciously Ella focuses on natural food and putting vegetables at the centre of our plates and palates. Her latest book includes tried and tested recipes that she has developed…

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…

====