GORGEOUS READS in association with Henpicked - wisdom of women

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…

Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes of No More Page 3 Movement

08 Feb 2019

  Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes Founder of No More Page 3 Movement with Josephine Pembroke Bored of wanking over boring porn, candid and funny writer Lucy-Anne decided to learn to ask what she really wanted in bed. And to find out how to have beautiful, slow sex. Buy the book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/dont-hold-my-head-down/lucy-anne-holmes/9781783526215 Twitter:…

THE LAST, One Hotel, Twenty Survivors by Hanna Jameson, Author with Josephine Pembroke

    THE LAST, One Hotel, Twenty Survivors by Hanna Jameson, Author with Josephine Pembroke    Nuclear bombs have been dropped globally and Jon is on a conference in Switzerland, the world has ended. Then the internet goes down, what to do? 20 people are left in the hotel, a dead body is found. Novelist…

A Cupboard Full of Spices with chef Kumud Gandhi, Gorgeous Food and Drink: with Donna Freed

31 Jan 2019

A Cupboard Full of Spices with chef Kumud Gandhi, Gorgeous Food and Drink: with Donna Freed Kumud Gandhi, the Spice Queen, wants to introduce us to the alchemy of food and balanced spicing. Careful spicing goes beyond seasoning, it is medicinal, nutritional and preservative as well as. She took a career break from the Bank…

BESS of HARDWICK the most powerful Tudor woman, after Elizabeth with Kate Hubbard Author and Josephine Pembroke

21 Jan 2019

    BESS of HARDWICK the most powerful Tudor woman, after Elizabeth with Kate Hubbard Author and Josephine Pembroke It’s Tudormania at the moment with the much awaited Mary Queen Queen of Scots film out now. With impeccable timing the guest today on Radio Gorgeous is author, Kate Hubbard who works at the Royal Literary fund….

Truman Capote’s Swans – captured in a book SWAN SONG by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jeffcott with Donna Freed

18 Jan 2019

    SWAN SONG by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jeffcott with Donna Freed Swan Song is Kelleigh’s sumptuous homage to legendary writer and party thrower, Truman Capote. In this imaginative telling, Kelleigh manages to paint a loving, yet deliciously lurid and compelling portrait of the troubled man through his trial of a childhood, his triumphs – social, literary, and…

A true story about sexual abuse – INDESCRIBABLE by Candice Derman with Josephine Pembroke

13 Jan 2019

A true story about sexual abuse – INDESCRIBABLE by Candice Derman, with Josephine Pembroke For 6 years Candice was abused by her charismatic stepfather in South Africa. What looked like the perfect lifestyle and home from the outside was living hell for Candice who was first abused age eight. Hear her story. https://www.quartetbooks.co.uk/shop/indescribable/ #RadioGorgeous #Wellbeing…

Grace Kitto, Saving Grace, Grace tried every diet but it was understanding what made her eat that allowed her to change her brain and therefore her body.

10 Jan 2019

Grace Kitto, Saving Grace with Donna Freed Grace tried every diet but it was understanding what made her eat that allowed her to change her brain and therefore her body. A lifetime of habitual overeating added up to obesity for Grace Kitto. Both her mother and her husband’s father died of diabetes and it was…

KINDFULNESS a few simple life tips can change your life by Caroline Millington, with Hester Wolton GORGEOUS WELLBEING on Radio Gorgeous

19 Dec 2018

  KINDFULNESS a few simple life tips can change your life  by Caroline Millington, with Hester Wolton GORGEOUS WELLBEING on Radio Gorgeous Caroline Millington, digital producer for ITV’s Loose Women, found herself increasingly time poor and unhappy and felt she needed to find a way to change her life or rather, change practices and priorities in…

Catherine Isaac, You Me Everything with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS

Catherine Isaac, You Me Everything with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS  Catherine Isaac used wrote frothy and funny romances under the name of Jane Costello for over 10 years but when she had the idea for this story, she decided to take her writing to a more serious level. Without revealing the story, it is the heart-breaking…

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS

17 Dec 2018

Edible Pleasures – A Textbook of Aphrodisiacs by Lana Citron with Josephine Pembroke Did you know that kiss means smell in other countries and that even everyday food like milk and bread are aphrodisiacs? Author Lana explains our sensual relationship between food and sex and how smell, taste and lust are all intertwined. #RadioGorgeous #Sex…

Liz Nugent, Skin Deep with Donna Freed with Donna Freed, What happens when you value beauty above everything else? THRILLER on GORGEOUS READS

10 Dec 2018

Liz Nugent, Skin Deep with Donna Freed with Donna Freed, What happens when you value beauty above everything else? THRILLER on GORGEOUS READS  Liz Nugent worked in theatre, film and television before turning her hand to fiction. She has a deep understanding of explosive drama and suspense but uses the medium of fiction to move her…

Frances Welch, The Imperial Tea Party AUTHOR of THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

Frances Welch, The Imperial Tea Party, AUTHOR of THE WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed Frances Welch has had a life long interest in the last days of the Russian Tsars. The Romanov family was intricately entwined with the British royal family – the Tsarina Alexandra was Queen Victoria’s purportedly favourite granddaughter – and there…

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

29 Nov 2018

Harry Mount Editor of The Oldie with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous  Harry Mount is the youngest editor of The Oldie, at a mere 47 years old he started reading The Oldie aged 21. He tells us that The Oldie reader is much less likely to be offended by articles, and that they…

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