GORGEOUS Lives

an in-depth interview with an interesting woman

Terms & Conditions Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools 1939-1979 by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

02 Mar 2017

Terms & Conditions Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools 1939-1979 by Ysenda Maxtone Graham Lashings of jolly japes, inedible food, schoolgirl crushes… but no education! A captivating book reveals what really used to happen at girls’ boarding schools. Author Ysenda Maxtone Graham tells us about her bestselling book; Terms & Conditions Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools…

Larchfield by POET Polly Clark Sainsbury’s Mag Book Choice with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

01 Mar 2017

Larchfield by POET Polly Clark Sainsbury’s Mag Book Choice with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Poet Polly Clark turned to fiction to tell the story of WH Auden’s time in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland teaching at a boy’s school and a struggling new mother in the still repressive town 80 years later. https://pollyclark.co.uk/…

Henpicked & Hot Flushes Meet Deborah Garlick GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEUR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

21 Feb 2017

Henpicked & Hot Flushes Meet Deborah Garlick GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEUR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke  HENPICKED Wisdom for Women Deborah lives in Nottingham and was Head of Communications for a large corporate business. She realised then they way women of today communicate is online; we love our friendships and advice but instead of chatting over…

From Yellow Star to Pop Star Dorit Oliver Wolff GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

20 Feb 2017

From Yellow Star to Pop Star Dorit Oliver Wolff GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke I went all the way to Eastbourne to meet a woman who has led the most extraordinary life imaginable and it is all true. She is Dorit Oliver Wolf, and the the name of her memoir is FROM YELLOW STAR to…

THE WILD OTHER by Clover Stroud A Memoir on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

16 Feb 2017

The Wild Other by Clover Stroud – A Memoir on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed Clover’s country idyll of a childhood was shattered at 16 when her mother suffered a massive brain injury. She was propelled into a life of free fall adventure but also recreated the circumstances of her own upbringing for her 5…

Sophie Kinsella My Not So Perfect Life QUEEN OF COMEDY FICTION on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

15 Feb 2017

Sophie Kinsella My Not So Perfect Life AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Appearances, especially on social media, are frequently deceiving. Sophie’s protagonist, Katie, comes to embrace her imperfect life through some bumbling mishaps. Sophie discusses finding her own voice and her evolution as a writer.  http://www.sophiekinsella.co.uk/ Follow: https://www.facebook.com/SophieKinsellaOfficial Twitter: @KinsellaSophie  Sign up…

Xufei Yang Chinese Classical Guitar on GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

11 Feb 2017

Xufei Yang Chinese Classical Guitar on GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Fei talks to Josephine about being an original in every way. Nobody else played guitar growing up in China and now no one else fuses classical guitar with Brazilian music. Fei talks about her life as an international classical musician living in the UK. …

FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB Jessica Bennett with AMANDA RUIZ Gorgeous Lives

06 Feb 2017

FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB Jessica Bennett with AMANDA RUIZ Gorgeous Lives Jessica Bennett is Amanda’s new true heroine and she is her self confessed English stalker – Instagram and Facebook has never been so scoured!Jessica is the author of the life changing book Feminist Fight Club as well as a writer for the New York Times.  Having…

Sheena Kamal Eyes Like Mine DARK FEMALE LED THRILLER on Radio Gorgeous

Sheena Kamal Eyes Like Mine Author of the Week with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous For fans of dark, female led thrillers like The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Sheena Kamal’s debut Eyes Like Mine is deliciously dark. Set in Canada – currently seen as an example of liberal democracy – Kamal invites a conversation…

Searching for your parents? THE DOLL FUNERAL Kate Hamer SAINSBURY’S MAG Book Choice on RADIO GORGEOUS

01 Feb 2017

Searching for your parents? THE DOLL FUNERAL Kate Hamer a Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Choice with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous As with her previous novel, The Girl in the Red Coat, there are paranormal elements to The Doll Funeral that weave and whirl around Ruby as she searches for her birth parents. Hamer explores family…

Murdered by her husband? Sheila Kohler ONCE WE WERE SISTERS on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

Murdered by her husband? Sheila Kohler ONCE WE WERE SISTERS on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Sheila Kohler Author talks to Josephine about her sister who was tragically killed by her husband. And growing up in South Africa, Apartheid and how all her female characters are influenced by her sister. ONCE WE WERE SISTERS is published…

FUTURE SEX by Emily Witt SEX & The Single Woman on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

25 Jan 2017

FUTURE SEX by Emily Witt SEX & The Single Woman on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed Emily Witt had a conventional view of her sexuality and how it would pan out through her experimental twenties with a path to marriage. That’s not how it worked so she set out to find out what alternatives were available…

BEYOND THE BEEHIVE by Elizabeth Woodcraft mods, lipstick & music AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

23 Jan 2017

  BEYOND THE BEEHIVE by Elizabeth Woodcraft mods, lipstick & music AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Elizabeth never set out to be a barrister representing Greenham Common Peace Protesters and Battered women. But she did, and she excelled in role. Elizabeth is now a novelist who loves going back to her past when she…

The DISAPPEARED from Argentina The Memory Stones Caroline Brothers

16 Jan 2017

  The Memory Stones Caroline Brothers Caroline has written a moving and insightful book about The Disappeared of Argentina in the 70s. Be prepared to be shaken by the story.    LOVE Books? Love Radio Gorgeous radiogorgeous.com     

Wild Swimming LEAP IN by Alexandra Heminsley with DONNA FREED on Radio Gorgeous

11 Jan 2017

Wild Swimming LEAP IN by Alexandra Heminsley with DONNA FREED on Radio Gorgeous The Joy of Swimming with Donna Freed Alexandra overcame her fear of sea swimming and discovered the utter bliss of outdoor swimming which reaffirmed her desire and ability to leap into all that life offers us. Follow Alexandra: @Hemmo LOVE this interview? Sign…

3 generations of strong, creative women Nadja Spiegelman AUTHOR Gorgeous Reads on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

10 Jan 2017

3 generations of strong, creative women: Nadja Spiegelman, I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This, GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  An intensive exploration of three generations of strong, creative, forceful women in her family who not only shaped the next generation but reshaped the past. Nadja Spiegelman finds both forgiveness but…

Recycled Bottle Houses for the Homeless ALEAH LEIGH on RADIO GORGEOUS with Josephine Pembroke

16 Dec 2016

  Recycled Bottle Houses for the Homeless ALEAH LEIGH on RADIO GORGEOUS with Josephine Pembroke House the Homeless, one wine bottle at a time Aleah Leigh, fashion designer. Having been homeless herself is only one of the reasons that Aleah Leigh is so passionate about helping to house the homeless. Her fashion is frequently up cycled items…

Do you know your HOUSE HISTORY? Angela Lownie THE House Detective on Radio Gorgeous

14 Dec 2016

Do you know your HOUSE HISTORY? Angela Lownie THE House Detective on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Angela started out by being interested in her own family history. Then as her passion for history and social history grew, she went on a course and is now a house detective. She finds out secrets and stories of…

SAVING PHOEBE MURROW Herta Feely on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

09 Dec 2016

SAVING PHOEBE MURROW Herta Feely on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed Saving Phoebe Murrow is a mother/daughter story or rather the story of several mothers and teenage daughters and repeated patterns through the generations. How far would you go to protect your daughter and how do you do that in the age of social media?…

ADELE Sean Smith Celebrity Biographer MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

04 Dec 2016

ADELE Sean Smith Celebrity Biographer tells us all about the world’s most successful popstar on MAN WEEK Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke We enter the world private world of Adele. Sean Smith the celebrity biographer tells us about his latest book and the rise of Adele.  Follow Sean @SeanSmithCeleb  Buy the book http://seansmithceleb.com/about/ We love men and women…

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