Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous

Interviews with female authors

The German Heiress – Running from the past is a dangerous game, by Anika Scott with Josephine Pembroke

23 Feb 2021

The German Heiress is an action packed, yet haunting novel set in Essen, North Germany which was known as the armoury of the Reich. Set in post war Germany where people were fighting for their survival and facing up to cruel truths of their recent past. The German Heiress by Anika Scott is published by…

WRITE ON. A Daily Writing Practice, for Anyone With A Story to Tell by Betsy B. Murphy with Josephine Pembroke

07 Feb 2021

Now we are in a world wide pandemic, it is depressing, but it does not have to be. Turn off Netflix and get your creative juices going. My guest will encourage you to write and and most importantly find your own voice.    WRITE ON, A Daily Writing Practice, for Anyone With A Story to…

The Cottage of New Beginnings with Suzanne Snow, we talk romance, gardening and spirituality with Josephine Pembroke

Suzanne Snow has a fulfilling life as a plants woman, a novelist and sometime leader of worship in her local church in Lancashire. Hear how she has created her amazing life and made her dreams come true; becoming a published writer. #Author #RadioGorgeous #Romance https://www.suzannesnowauthor.com/ https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781800322196

MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD by Sean Smith Man Week on Radio Gorgeous

09 Dec 2020

Today we talk about the most controversial now ex-Royal MEGHAN, activist, actor, mother and Prince Harry’s partner. Sean has written a wonderful sympathetic book about a sadly much maligned woman MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD, is published by Harper Collins #Royals #RadioGorgeous #Meghan 

MAN WEEK: David Reynolds’ Slow Road to San Francisco with Donna Freed

Ride shotgun with David Reynolds as he meanders across the USA on Route 50 from coast to coast seeking fellowship and IPA. David and his trusty auto-steed, Harpo, are the perfect companions for these days of armchair travel: they get lost so you don’t have to. Often called ‘The Loneliest Road in America,’ Route 50…

Betsy Bonner, The Book of Atlantis Black with Donna Freed

18 Nov 2020

Betsy Bonner’s sister Atlantis Black went missing and was found dead in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico. She was 31 years old. Betsy set out to do what no one else in Atlantis’ life did: find out what happened to her sister. How did she go from being a promising musician in New York…

Radio Honey, by Tara Arkle is set in an all women’s Radio Station! With Josephine Pembroke

Tara Arkle has found out what she really wants to do – write. Being the daughter of super talented parents Anthony Newley and Joan Collins, meant it took a while for Tara to know her true direction. Now very happily settled in the West Country of England, as well as writing Tara supports her local…

The Happy Menopause – Smart Nutrition to Help You Flourish by Jackie Lynch with Radio Gorgeous

18 Oct 2020

The menopause can be daunting and keeping feeling balanced is the key to happiness. Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch gives us wise advice at this time, when you can suffer with many debilitating symptons. https://www.well-well-well.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/WellWellWellUK/  #Menopause #RadioGorgeous #50+

You Goddess!: Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals by E. Foley & B.Coates with Donna Freed

Elizabeth and Beth tell us exciting and amusing feminist slants on Goddesses. They talk about Athena, Medusa and The Furies. The very ancient Goddesses often have wild, dark pasts; more like real women, don’t be afraid of to use everything you have to get what you want.  #Goddesses #RadioGorgeous #Feminism 

The Glorious Guinness Girls – Three Sisters. One Shared Destiny. By Emily Hourican with Josephine Pembroke

02 Oct 2020

The Guinness family are as close to Irish royalty as we get and the glorious Guinness Girls probably garnered as many column inches as actual princesses back in their day. Launched as Debutantes in the roaring 20s the sisters quickly became the darlings of the Bright Young Things. The Glorious Guinness Girls – Three Sisters….

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 and is up for an award…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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