GORGEOUS READS in association with Henpicked - wisdom of women

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…

Ed Sheeran by Sean Smith – MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke

27 Nov 2018

  Ed Sheeran by Sean Smith – MAN WEEK with Josephine Pembroke Do you really think you know Ed Sheeran? Top biographer to the stars Sean Smith tells Josephine things you never knew about the super successful, 21st Century, down to earth pop star who is worth £80 million. BUY the BOOK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ed-Sheeran-Sean-Smith/dp/0008267510  #EdSheeran #ManWeek #RadioGorgeous #SeanSmith…

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, Jeopardy with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK

  Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – THE BLACK FARMER, JEOPARDY his new book with Donna Freed on MAN WEEK Best known as The Black Farmer behind the sausages, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation. He talks about grew up in crushing poverty in Birmingham but made a promise to himself that one…

Rachel Abbott, And So It Begins with Donna Freed AUTHOR of the WEEK

19 Nov 2018

Rachel Abbott, And So It Begins with Donna Freed AUTHOR of the WEEK  Rachel’s latest psychological thriller starts with the question: When does a murder begin? When you pick up the knife or far before that? But as per usual, on the page, it begins with a body! Rachel ratchets up the tension with the first…

Natasha Courtenay-Smith, STAND OUT ONLINE, Gorgeous ENTREPRENEURS with Donna Freed

Natasha Courtenay-Smith, Stand Out ONLINE, GORGEOUS ENTREPRENEURS with Donna Freed Former journalist, Natasha knows the power of personal brands. When she started her own press agency, she made her agency stand out from the competition by putting herself and her staff front and centre of the business. As a result, she became the trusted, go to…

The Lost Art of Being, secrets to a calm, happy & easy life by Jacqui MacDonald

31 Oct 2018

The Lost Art of Being, secrets to a calm, happy & easy life by Jacqui MacDonald Our official name is human-being, on Radio Gorgeous mindfulness mentor Jacqui MacDonald explains how letting go of our humanness and tuning into our “being” can lead to joy and happiness. Buy the book & more info: https://thelostartofbeing.com/ Contact Jacqui: https://www.jacquimacdonald.com/…

NOT FADE AWAY – How to thrive in retirement by Celia Dodd with Josephine Pembroke

29 Oct 2018

  NOT FADE AWAY – How to thrive in retirement by Celia Dodd with Josephine Pembroke Retirement is not a time to retire from life, you can thrive. Wellbeing journalist Celia Dodds tells us how to get away from the silver hair, expanding trouser, pottering around the garden image and do something that fulfils our life….

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth with Hester Wolton

28 Oct 2018

  The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth with Hester Wolton Alyssa Hollingsworth’s debut novel, ‘The Eleventh Trade’ is a young adult’s book following the story of Sami, a young Afghan refugee, living in Boston with his grandfather as they attempt to build a new life there together. When his grandfather’s treasured instrument, a rebab, is…

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