GORGEOUS READS in association with Henpicked - wisdom of women

TIGER – by Polly Clark, a book full of real tigers GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed

15 Aug 2019

TIGER – by Polly Clark, a book full of real tigers GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed Polly Clark, writer and former zoo keeper travelled to Siberia to study Tigers which she found to be extraordinary, independent animals. The humans in the book learn a new way of life based on survival from these wild, independent,…

The Beekeeper of Aleppo, an ordinary couple’s extraordinary tale of horror, healing and hope out of war torn Syria

14 Aug 2019

The Beekeeper of Aleppo, an ordinary couple’s extraordinary tale of horror, healing and hope out of war torn Syria Christy Lefteri’s moving story of a couple tested to the limits of their love and sanity as casualties of the war in Syria was born of her experiences as the daughter of Cypriot refugees as well…

Kate Hamer, Crushed with Donna Freed

13 Aug 2019

Kate Hamer, Crushed with Donna Freed Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air. The opening lines of Macbeth could also set the scene in Bath for three adolescent girls bound or intent? on: “double toil and trouble!” Each of Kate Hamer’s books (The Girl in the Red Coat…

Alison Weir: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

Alison Weir: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets Persistent rumours swirled around Anna of Kleve… Alison Weir introduces us to a fresh version of Henry VIII’s fourth wife who is mostly famous for not living up to her flattering portrait. On the other hand, Anna of Kleve was popular and spirited and she had the…

“Mother sold her son for £500 to her sister,” A PERFECT EXPLANATION by Eleanor Anstruther,

18 Jun 2019

Eleanor Anstruther is a woman who always knew that her aristocratic father carried a dark secret. He was shockingly sold to his aunt by his mother for the sum of £500. Eleanor Anstruther, an author like her father, interviewed him near the end of his life about his secret. He gave permission for Eleanor to…

How to access, Personal ‘Higher’ Energy, with author & coach Delilah Sullivan

  ‘Looking after our personal energy is vital’ Delilah Sullivan tells me as I sit opposite her in a coffee shop in Barnes. Her book ‘The Teachings of Mr P’ sounds a little like a precursor to ‘The Book of O’, but is nothing like it (in fact, quite the opposite). The book is really…

Bev Thomas, A Good Enough Mother A literary psychological suspense thriller

    As a therapist and head of a trauma therapy unit, Ruth is on top of her game but her personal life has imploded. She has papered over the cracks in her life in the wake of her son’s disappearance and buried herself in her role at work. These cracks break open when she…

THE ZONE OF CONNECTION – Shift your energy to Happiness, Love & Beyond

31 May 2019

THE ZONE OF CONNECTION – Shift your energy to Happiness, Love & Beyond, with Penny Mallinson & Sue Coyne   Josephine from Radio Gorgeous meets two women who have connected through looking for something more in their lives. They started to journey inwards on a spiritual journey with amazing results and together they have created THE…

An Edited Life, Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work & at Home by ANNA NEWTON

An Edited Life, Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work & at Home by ANNA NEWTON Organise yourself! An Edited Life, Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work & at Home with top blogger ANNA NEWTON  Are you constantly busy and constantly on your phone, are daily tasks getting you down? Time for…

Jane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that story

Jane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that storyJane Wenham-Jones both writes and lives in the stretch generation – Mum in the Middle tells that story

Sent in shame to a mother-and-baby home as a pregnant teen, Jane Hayward finally tells her tale

Sent in shame to a mother-and-baby home as a pregnant teen, Jane Hayward finally tells her tale: THE BABY BOX  The 60’s may have ended in sexual liberation but a teenage pregnancy was a family scourge and shame in the early 60’s as described by Jane Hayward in this honest and compelling memoir. The mothers…

Gaby Koppel’s Reparation – Untreated trauma is passed on through the generations

11 Apr 2019

Gaby Koppel’s Reparation – Untreated trauma is passed on through the generations AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed    Gaby’s protagonist Elizabeth is at a crossroads as are many of the characters in the book. Which paths they take forms the structure of the book but it is the difficult relationship with her mother,…

Sarit Packer, Honey & Co Middle Eastern chef with Donna Freed

04 Apr 2019

Sarit Packer, Honey & Co Middle Eastern Chef with Donna Freed   Exuberance personified, Sarit and Itamar’s food is packed with as much personality as flavour. Honey & Co., Honey & Spice and Honey & Smoke are their three locations where they serve the food they love in a variety of styles and settings. The…

In Her Own Words – Works by Exceptional Women – rare books and papers

12 Mar 2019

In Her Own Words – Works by Exceptional Women – rare books and papers The UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is pleased to present In Her Own Words: Works by Exceptional Women, an exhibition of its first catalogue focused solely on women. The catalogue contains some 180 remarkable rare…

The Flexible Pescatarian with Jo Pratt GORGEOUS KITCHEN with Donna Freed

    The Flexible Pescatarian with Jo Pratt and Donna Freed  Cookery writer, chef, food stylist, editor and presenter Jo Pratt’s latest cookbook invites you to explore more fish. Fish can be tricky: we don’t always know how to cook it or what fish to use. Jo to the rescue. As with all her books…

Womanhood: The Bare Reality with Laura Dodsworth Photographer with Josephine Pembroke

01 Mar 2019

Womanhood: The Bare Reality with Laura Dodsworth

Dr Gina Miller, Philanthropist, transparency campaigner with Sarah Tucker

28 Feb 2019

Dr Gina Miller, Philanthropist, transparency campaigner is the woman who initiated the 2016 R v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. She talks exclusively to Sarah Tucker on Radio Gorgeous about her book RISE and what inspires…

Nuala Ellwood, Day of the Accident Maggie wakes up from a coma

26 Feb 2019

Nuala Ellwood, Day of the Accident  Day of the Accident with Donna Freed Maggie Allen painfully wakes from a coma to find that her daughter has died in a terrible accident and her husband has left her. It gets worse, she is responsible for the strange accident but she can’t remember anything. This is the…

Singing in the Rain, 52 Practical Steps to Happiness by Rachel Kelly

19 Feb 2019

Singing in the Rain, 52 Practical Steps to Happiness by Rachel Kelly

Carolyn Kirby, The Conviction of Cora Burns AUTHOR with DONNA FREED

Carolyn Kirby, The Conviction of Cora Burns Carolyn Kirby’s debut novel takes place in 1885 Birmingham, a time that hallmarks modern life as we know it. The prison where Cora was born still dominates the area and is in use today. A wide-ranging historical thriller that asks the question: where does violence come from?  This…

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