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Other Girls Like Me by Stephanie Davies, a memoir from Greenham Common

09 Sep 2020

Stephanie broke away from her long term boyfriend and went to live in the all women camp Greenham Common in Berkshire in the 80s. The women’s wildness, irreverence and freedom influenced Stephanie greatly and she finally found out who she was.  Other Girls Like Me is published by Bedazzled https://www.stephanie-davies.com/ #Memoir #LBGT #RadioGorgeous 

Those Who are Loved by Victoria Hislop, Victoria discovered a prison island for communists in Greece and discovered dark secrets.

03 Aug 2020

This novel is out NOW as a paperback, it was delayed due to Covid. The gripping new novel by Sunday Times number one best seller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Themis is part of a…

CYNTHIA MOSS with CORINNA McSHANE on pioneering elephant research, Echo films and 50 yrs in the African bush

To honour her 80th birthday, Dr Cynthia Moss talks to Corinna about how growing up in the USA inspired a love of nature, leading her to spend five decades in the Kenyan bush.  Many of you will recognise Cynthia from the award-winning films shown on the BBC, PBS and Animal Planet, about the female elephant…

Henley headliner Hao Zi Yoh with Corinna McShane on her journey to becoming an award winning concert pianist – featuring an exclusive performance!

Many of us have been missing live concerts and recitals, so it’s wonderful that the Henley Festival is producing a digital show. Corinna talks to one of the headliners, Hao Zi Yoh about her journey to becoming a concert pianist – from playing the Carnegie Hall aged 12, moving from Malaysia to Germany at 14 and finding…

Women of Steel – The feisty factory sisters who helped win the war with Josephine Pembroke

01 Jul 2020

The last national crisis before Coronavirus was the Second world War, everybody was expected to do their bit. Men went to war and women were conscripted to do “mans work” however dirty, noisy and dangerous. Today we talked to the Sheffield based Journalist Michelle Rawlins who has written a book celebrating The feisty factory sisters…

I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry….It started with a kiss. And Ended in Murder.

22 Jun 2020

What happens when you bump into a drop dead gorgeous ex boyfriend? And your marriage is a little dull and there is a part of you that never, ever completely got over your first love ? Josephine chats to Jane Corry about her latest thriller, working in a men’s prison and how tattoos can hinder…

Mud, Maul, Mascara, Catherine Spencer Captain of Englands Women’s Rugby Team for 3 years with Josephine Pembroke

Catherine Spencer has written a book about her life and most importantly when she was the captain of the England women’s rugby team for three years. She scored eighteen tries for England, won six of the eight Six Nations competitions she took part in, and captained her team to three championship titles, a European cup,…

Gorgeous Curiosities: Viktor WYND The Unnatural History Museum

Curiouser and curiouser – it’s not MAN WEEK and yet we present Viktor Wynd, writer, artist and pataphysicist? Dear listener, we couldn’t resist! Viktor Wynd takes Donna Freed on a tour of his Hackney museum, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Unnatural Science. The walk-in curio cabinet is crammed with all manner…

The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka, exploring the redemptive powers of love and hope LITERARY LUSTS with Donna Freed

Rosanna Amaka spent 20 years writing her haunting and powerful debut. The Book of Echoes tells the intertwining stories of Michael in Brixton and Ngozi in Nigeria. The book explores the legacy of slavery and colonialism and the dissolution of communities. Despite and partially due to devastation, hope and love emerge as powerful and poetic…

Want to be cured quickly? SUSAN HEPBURN Hypnotherapist with Sarah Tucker GORGEOUS WELLBEING

10 Mar 2020

Susan Hepburn is regarded as one of the top hypnotherapists in the world, having had more than three decades of experience, Sarah Tucker highly recommends her.  She specialises in weight loss and addiction, but for those of you, like Sarah, who feel they need help with self sabotaging patterns, it is a therapy which works…

DRESSED FOR WAR the story of the Vogue Editor Audrey Withers from the blitz to the swinging 60’s by Julie Summers

06 Mar 2020

#Fashion #RadioGorgeous #Vogue  Author Julie Summers tells us about a woman who was the Editor of Vogue over the turbulent war years of World War Two, Audrey Withers. Audrey’s drive and vision changed Vogue forever creating, a free thinking, vital fashion magazine for women. We hear about Audrey’s early years and her relationship with the…

How to attract love without sacrificing success with top coach SAMI WUNDER on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

As a very successful business woman herself Sami Wunder found keeping a man difficult. Sami realised that she must change her work place attitude to attract love and romance into her life. Hear how you can do it too! Sami is officially the modern diva’s love coach.  https://samiwunder.com/ #Relationships #Dating #RadioGorgeous 

FASHIONOPOLIS – The Price of Fast Fashion & The Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas with Josephine Pembroke

03 Mar 2020

Whether we are interested in fashion or not, society dictates that we should wear clothes, clothes are made by someone, they are made of a fabric, and what happens to our old clothes?  Today I am welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a woman who has found written a masterful book answering all these questions and more,…

‘OPTIMISE CAREER POWER’ through LINKEDIN with Mikaela Elliot

Sarah Tucker talks to Mikaela Elliott, founder of We Aspire  – a Career Coaching Consultancy.  Mikaela has been headhunted and approached for every role she has had because of the power of her brand. She has worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry – LinkedIn, Uber, Michael Page & JLL, alongside various…

Warriors, Witches, Women – Mythology’s Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges with Josephine Pembroke AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

06 Feb 2020

Today we are talk to Kate about rediscovering 50 fierce females from mythology, fairy tales, folklore and legends. Kate Hodges is a journalist who has written for The Face, NME and The Guardian, with stunning pictures by the illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Buy the book More about Kate https://katehodges.org/ #Witches #RadioGorgeous #Goddess

Claire Paphitis Ayurvedic Consultant who tells us that modern science is catching up to the ancient laws of Ayurveda GORGEOUS WELLBEING with DONNA FREED

Claire Paphitis is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant who trained with Dr Deepika Rodrigo one of the foremost Ayurvedic Doctors in Europe.  Having healed herself from illness through Ayurveda, Claire founded The Ayurveda Coach in 2019. She now treats patients at her clinic in Surrey and at Alma Deli in Belgravia. Here, in conversation with…

How to make your own Sauerkraut – The easy, tasty & cheap natural probiotic with Lucy Ogilvie Grant

29 Jan 2020

Lucy has found making sauerkraut is somewhere between witchcraft and gardening. She makes giant jars of bubbling fermented, pro-biotic ketchup and sauerkraut. Lucy does not just use cabbage, Lucy uses organic vegetables of every colour. The health benefits are numerous, vitamins are stronger and it is really good for lower gut health. Contact: MeonKraut follow…

Bible John, Written by Caitlin McEwan A DARK PLAY on at The Vaults, London GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT

28 Jan 2020

Lizzie Manwaring director of the play “Bible John” (last shown at Edinburgh Festival). Lizzie talks about this dark unsolved case featuring women who went out for a good night out dancing, which ended in horror. Set in Scotland in the late 1960 the play is partly a retelling of one of Scotland’s darkest unsolved crimes,…

Ghillie Basan’s Spirt and Spice – a redefinition of Scottish food paired with whisky GORGEOUS FOOD with Donna Freed

Ghillie delves into the Scottish larder, from salmon to venison and foods foraged from around her remote Scottish home – rowan berries and wood sorrel – and marries them with flavours collected from her travels around the world. As a lover of spices, she has imaginatively paired her delicious dishes with whisky for an imaginative…

Want to lose weight without thinking about food? Try the JANE PLAN DIET, Gorgeous Wellbeing with Donna Freed

Tasty, nutritious, calorie controlled food delivered to your door. We meet Jane Michell who started cooking  food for friends and then created the super successful Jane Plan Diet. She tells us how easy it is and how she became a business woman in the food world.  https://www.janeplan.com/ #Diets #Wellbeing #Radio Gorgeous 

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