GORGEOUS Lives

an in-depth interview with an interesting woman

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…

Want your garden redesigned? JOHN WYER Gardener MAN WEEK with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS

02 Dec 2016

Want your garden redesigned? JOHN WYER Gardener gives us the best tips! MAN WEEK with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS   A career officer at school suggested that John should become a garden designer and he has done just that with aplomb. John tells us how to create an urban garden and gives great suggestions, inspirations…

BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

01 Dec 2016

BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Hear literary man Alexander Larman tell Josephine about Byron’s women. Part of Man Week on Radio Gorgeous.  http://alexanderlarman.com/ Follow Alex: @alexlarman Buy the book: http://headofzeus.com/books/byrons-women Radio Gorgeous for curious women sign up www.radiogorgeous.com     

Time to WALK and TALK 4 Success Judith Rayner GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEUR with Josephine Pembroke

26 Nov 2016

GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEUR Time to WALK and TALK 4 Success Judith Rayner After the umpteenth webinar encouraging her to combine what she loved the way she loved, business coach Judith Rayner hit upon walking. She has found, through her all female rambling network group, that we are more relaxed, open and creative when we walk together…

Magda Szubanski Reckoning COMEDY ACTOR’s Memoir on Radio Gorgeous

16 Nov 2016

Magda Szubanski RECKONING – A MEMOIR with Donna Freed on Radio GORGEOUS    Beloved Australian performer and actor (the wife in Babe), Magda Szubanski’s memoir Reckoning is a moving account and attempt to reconcile the traumatic effects of World War II on her Polish father as visited upon her childhood as well as an exuberant, joyful…

LIVE LIKE A BOY FOREVER iO Tillet Wright DARLING DAYS a memoir Gorgeous Reads on RADIO GORGEOUS

15 Nov 2016

iO Tillet Wright DARLING DAYS a memoir Gorgeous Reads on RADIO GORGEOUS  Named after one of Jupiter’s moons iO Tillet Wright is an author, activist and photographer. In this honest memoir iO explains how it was being brought up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 80’s and 90’s where being eccentric or weird…

A dancer a deb and a Socialite – Josephine Loewenstein WIND IN MY HAIR Gorgeous Lives on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

  A dancer a deb and a Socialite – Josephine Loewenstein WIND IN MY HAIR a Kaleidoscope of Memories Gorgeous Lives on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Josephine could have gone down the obvious route for a girl of her class born during the war; marriage at eighteen and a stultifying life in the country….

Jemma Wayne CHAINS OF SAND a forbidden Israeli/UK Love affair on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

09 Nov 2016

Jemma Wayne CHAINS OF SAND with DONNA FREED on Radio Gorgeous Jemma Wayne uses Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas to explore the grey areas beyond the black and white of headlines and what we think we know. She tells the story of two men, one Israeli and one English and a forbidden love affair in…

The brains behind QI ANNE MILLER Gorgeous Reads with Donna Freed

02 Nov 2016

The brains behind QI ANNE MILLER The brains behind QI ANNE MILLER Gorgeous Reads with Donna Freed Did you ever wonder how Stephen Fry, and now Sandy Toksvig, know all those wierd and wonderful facts on QI? It’s all done by elves! Behind the scenes, elves, like Anne Miller, research the flabbergasting truths about our…

Sophie Parkin QUEEN OF CLUBS Proprietor of VOUT O REENEES tells us her bohemian life story GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

01 Nov 2016

    Sophie Parkin QUEEN OF CLUBS Proprietor of VOUT O REENEES tells us her bohemian life story GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke Sophie was bound to be artistic her Mother is a notorious Bohemian in London, her father was Michael Parkin gallery owner and man around town. Sophie’s 18 birthday present from her parents was…

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