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Naomi Lloyd, Diamond Philosopher, writer & photographer GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEURS with Donna Freed

19 Sep 2017

Gorgeous Entrepreneurs: Naomi Lloyd, Photographer, Writer and Diamond Philosopher Naomi is a multi-faceted woman of many interests and talents: photographer, writer, diamond philosopher and charitable ambassador for YouCanFree.Us, working to liberate trafficked women. Her diamond philosophy came about as she began to see parallels and connections between diamonds and humanity that goes much deeper than…

Sarah Ward, A Patient Fury CRIME FICTION – Gorgeous Reads with Donna Freed

15 Sep 2017

Sarah Ward, A Patient Fury CRIME FICTION – Gorgeous Reads with Donna Freed   A Patient Fury is the third of Sarah Ward’s D.C Childs crime thrillers set in atmospheric Derbyshire. She likes to exploit the contradictions and traditions of the small village life in Derbyshire but even more than that, she revels in the…

West London Walks with Caroline MacMillan with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

14 Sep 2017

West London Walks with Caroline MacMillan with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous How well do you know your area? No I mean REALLY know – not just the place names and the shops and where to get the best cup of coffee? Last week I went on a walk with local historian Caroline MacMillian of West…

Reinvent Yourself – Strip Naked & Redress with Happiness by Maria Hocking Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

Reinvent Yourself – Strip Naked & Redress with Happiness by Maria Hocking GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke    Have you ever honestly searched your soul, stood still and felt solitude? Maria Hocking invites us to change our mind set and open our heart to positive change in our lives. Maria tells us the about the…

Natasha Pulley, The Bedlam Stacks STEAM PUNK NOVEL with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

13 Sep 2017

Natasha Pulley, The Bedlam Stacks STEAM PUNK NOVEL with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley continues in the high fantasy, steampunk style with her second novel The Bedlam Stacks. She sees the Victorian age as a perfect place for magic, and in Bedlam, she emerses us in Peru,…

Barbara Bourland, I’ll Eat When I’m Dead FASHION THRILLER with Donna Freed Gorgeous Reads

  I’ll Eat When I’m Dead FASHION THRILLER with Donna Freed Gorgeous Reads Barbara Bourland’s bust out debut novel has been described as The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho. If that doesn’t nab you, listening to her sparkling, febrile mind at work will. You’ll be pleased to know that the sequel is in work as…

Let’s Talk About Lymphoedema, Gemma Levine WELLBEING with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

Let’s Talk About Lymphoedema, Gemma Levine, WELLBEING with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  Portrait photographer Gemma Levine developed secondary lymphoedema as a result of surviving breast cancer. She soon realised that she wasn’t the only one who knew extremely little about this chronic condition. Known for her work with Henry Moore and her portraits of Princess…

Walnut & sage brown butter gnocci Sainsbury’s Mag Recipe GORGEOUS KITCHEN

11 Sep 2017

Walnut & sage brown butter gnocci Sainsbury’s Mag Recipe GORGEOUS KITCHEN  Josephine and Donna have noticed it getting a touch Autumnal outside: time for a 15 minute recipe from Sainsbury’s Magazine. This month it’s a gorgeous melange of gnocci, butter, sage and walnuts. Burn that butter, crisp up the sage leaves and add the crunchy walnuts…

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Annie Siddons GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Donna Freed

04 Sep 2017

  How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Annie Siddons GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Donna Freed Artist, committed London lover and single mum, Annie Siddons found herself in the midst of very married, very homogeneous suburbia. She also found herself to be profoundly lonely. Loneliness, it’s not just for old people anymore and in Annie’s case…

Far to Go and Many to Love by Lesley Blanch with Josephine Pembroke

Far to Go and Many to Love by Lesley Blanch with Josephine Pembroke  A bohemian, a lover of the East, a free spirit, an artist, a traveller, a wit, journalist and author. Lesley Blanch wrote for Vogue and championed wild, daring, women who loved to travel. We meet her god daughter Georgia de Chamberet who…

Life POST Menopause with Celia Dodd GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke

21 Aug 2017

Life POST Menopause with Celia Dodd GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke  Celia Dodd had a dreary menopause, who doesn’t? But she stuck it out without taking HRT or hormone replacement therapy. After seven gruelling years she came out the other side. And the heartening news is that Celia feels fabulous again, even better, Scottish dancing with…

Madagascar with Sarah Tucker GORGEOUS ESCAPES with Josephine Pembroke

  Madagascar with Sarah Tucker GORGEOUS ESCAPES with Josephine Pembroke David Attenborough wept when he visited a year ago, seeing the rainforest, which had been scorched and burnt to build the rice terraces, which would have been charming if you didn’t know what they were before. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the trees cut down to build…

The Orphans Annemarie Neary Author of the Week with Donna Freed

09 Aug 2017

The Orphans Annemarie Neary with Donna Freed AUTHOR OF THE WEEK  Two young children, siblings, abandoned on a beach on Goa; the disappearance blights and drives both their lives but in different directions. She needs to bury the past. He won’t let it lie. www.annemarieneary.co.uk @AnnemarieNeary1 #thriller #TheOrphans #radiogorgeous LOVE interviews?Never miss the latest authors 

Grace Victory – NO FILTER with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

Gorgeous Lives: Grace Victory, No Filter with Donna Freed  Body image campaigner, blogger, youtuber and ‘Internet’s Big Sister, Grace tells Donna how it was that she came to find her voice and her vocation as a brilliant role model by telling her story with no filter. As she says: Empowered women empower women. @gracefvictory www.graciefrancesca.com…

Shari Lapena, A Stranger in the House AUTHOR with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

07 Aug 2017

Shari Lapena, A Stranger in the House AUTHOR with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  While it was her goal to write a thriller and if it turned into an international bestseller so much the better but now the pressure is on: we want another one. Happily, Shari thrives under pressure and has produced another page turning,…

Ashcombe Revisited by Antoinette Parks INTERIORS with Josephine Pembroke

    Ashcombe Revisited by Antoinette Parks, INTERIORS with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous    Ashcombe is an enchanting small country house in a lost valley in the heart of Dorset. Society photographer Cecil Beaton lived there in the 30s. In a terrible state Toni set out to make Ashcombe into a family home. After ten…

Karen Dionne, The Marsh King’s Daughter GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed

06 Aug 2017

  Karen Dionne, The Marsh King’s Daughter GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed  A notorious child abductor- the Marsh King – escapes maximum security prison and disappears into the marsh. Only his daughter knows the extent of his ability to survive in the wild and she also knows, he is coming for her and her daughters….

Eton Mess with Roasted Strawberries Sainsbury’s Magazine GORGEOUS KITCHEN

03 Aug 2017

Eton Mess with Roasted Strawberries Sainsbury’s Magazine GORGEOUS KITCHEN with Josephine & Donna Josephine & Donna just about manage to make this deliciously summery dessert and then scoff the lot! The roasting intensifies the strawberries and the fresh mint adds depth and fresh flavour! This is a Sainsbury’s recipe in association with Sainsbury’s Magazine. For…

Cara Alwill Leyba – Girl Code GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEUR with Josephine Pembroke

12 Jul 2017

Cara Alwill Leyba – Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur Cara is a social media phenomenon with 70,000 followers on Instagram she gives out solid advice to women worldwide. Cara tells Josephine how she worked at MTV and took a risk leaving her job to become a full time…

Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS

 Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS  Winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, Caz has been catapulted into a career as a writer. Called a “blistering debut…” her police procedural has vivid characters and a twisting plot. The great news is that her DC creation, Cat Kinsella…

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