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Shari Lapena, A Stranger in the House AUTHOR with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

07 Aug 2017

Shari Lapena, A Stranger in the House AUTHOR with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  While it was her goal to write a thriller and if it turned into an international bestseller so much the better but now the pressure is on: we want another one. Happily, Shari thrives under pressure and has produced another page turning,…

Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS

12 Jul 2017

 Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS  Winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, Caz has been catapulted into a career as a writer. Called a “blistering debut…” her police procedural has vivid characters and a twisting plot. The great news is that her DC creation, Cat Kinsella…

Sarah Stovell, Exquisite with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS on Radio Gorgeous

06 Jul 2017

Sarah Stovell, Exquisite with Donna Freed GORGEOUS READS on Radio Gorgeous   A taut psychological thriller: a young woman meets a beautiful and successful writer at a retreat; it’s the beginning of a dangerous and sinister relationship…or is it? And Sarah talks about giving up plastic for a month. #thriller #AmReading #books https://twitter.com/sarahlovescrime @Sarahlovescrime  

Australian Author Joy Rhoades, The Woolgrower’s Companion

03 Jul 2017

Australian Author Joy Rhoades, The Woolgrower’s Companion GORGEOUS READS with Josephine Pembroke Australian born Joy Rhoades talks to Josephine Pembroke about her debut novel which explores living in the outback in World War Two. Big skies, hard lives and Anzac biscuits.  http://joyrhoades.com/ #australia #fiction #WW2 Follow: https://twitter.com/JoyRhoades1  @JoyRhoades1 LOVE THIS? LOVE RADIO GORGEOUS http://radiogorgeous.com/sign-up-newsletter/

Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister by Rosa Prince, with Josephine Pembroke on GORGEOUS LIVES

17 May 2017

Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister by Rosa Prince with Josephine Pembroke on GORGEOUS LIVES Who is Theresa May the UKs Prime Minister? A kitten heel loving vicar’s daughter who adores cricket and horse racing or a bloody difficult woman? Rosa Prince the author of Theresa May The Enigmatic Prime Minister talks to Josephine Pembroke about…

When real life can’t compete with your online profile: Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy AUTHOR with Donna Freed

09 May 2017

When real life can’t compete with your online profile: Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Donna Freed A lost young woman, in search of a sense of self, projects an invented mirror of herself onto another woman she meets on line…and then in person. An obsession is unleashed and lives unravelled in an ever tightening…

Jean Hanff Korelitz The Devil and Webster GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed

Jean Hanff Korelitz The Devil and Webster GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed Naomi is a proud college president, proud of the college and its tradition of student protest, proud of her own history as a protester and a proud mother of one of the students. But as the campus becomes engulfed in unrest, Naomi –…

BOUNDARY by Andrée Michaud Canadian French Bestselling AUTHOR on GORGEOUS READS

04 Apr 2017

  BOUNDARY by Andrée Michaud AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed If you went missing, who would look for you? Would Anyone? Governor General’s Literary award winner Canadian Andrée Michael talks with Donna Freed about her tenth novel.  #thriller #bestseller  #radiogorgeous Follow us on Instagram now : https://www.instagram.com/radio_gorgeous/    

Llama Sutra Melanie Whipman Short Stories AUTHOR with Donna Freed

28 Mar 2017

Melanie Whipman Short Stories AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Melanie Whipman’s Llama Sutra has been long-listed for the UK’s only short story collection prize: the Edge Hill Prize. The characters are vivid, the stories playful and cover a number of genres. Melanie also offers a range of writing services from…

Stay With Me AYOBAMI ADEBAYO Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

19 Mar 2017

Stay With Me AYOBAMI ADEBAYO on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Long listed by the Bailey’s Prize for fiction 2017 Ayobami’s first novel was also noticed and championed by the great Margaret Atwood.  #nigeria #fiction #baileysprize Follow: @ayobamiadebayo LOVE podcasts? Never miss one: sign up at  http://radiogorgeous.com/sign-up-newsletter/ Or follow https://www.instagram.com/radio_gorgeous/

Sophie Kinsella My Not So Perfect Life QUEEN OF COMEDY FICTION on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

15 Feb 2017

Sophie Kinsella My Not So Perfect Life AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Appearances, especially on social media, are frequently deceiving. Sophie’s protagonist, Katie, comes to embrace her imperfect life through some bumbling mishaps. Sophie discusses finding her own voice and her evolution as a writer.  http://www.sophiekinsella.co.uk/ Follow: https://www.facebook.com/SophieKinsellaOfficial Twitter: @KinsellaSophie  Sign up…

FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB Jessica Bennett with AMANDA RUIZ Gorgeous Lives

06 Feb 2017

FEMINIST FIGHT CLUB Jessica Bennett with AMANDA RUIZ Gorgeous Lives Jessica Bennett is Amanda’s new true heroine and she is her self confessed English stalker – Instagram and Facebook has never been so scoured!Jessica is the author of the life changing book Feminist Fight Club as well as a writer for the New York Times.  Having…

Sheena Kamal Eyes Like Mine DARK FEMALE LED THRILLER on Radio Gorgeous

Sheena Kamal Eyes Like Mine Author of the Week with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous For fans of dark, female led thrillers like The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Sheena Kamal’s debut Eyes Like Mine is deliciously dark. Set in Canada – currently seen as an example of liberal democracy – Kamal invites a conversation…

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

03 Feb 2017

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan, on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Josephine chats with author Ruth about her romantic, ghost story and mystery. Ruth is an who is an avid reader who after having a car accident had to more time on her hands to write. THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS is…

Searching for your parents? THE DOLL FUNERAL Kate Hamer SAINSBURY’S MAG Book Choice on RADIO GORGEOUS

01 Feb 2017

Searching for your parents? THE DOLL FUNERAL Kate Hamer a Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Choice with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous As with her previous novel, The Girl in the Red Coat, there are paranormal elements to The Doll Funeral that weave and whirl around Ruby as she searches for her birth parents. Hamer explores family…

Town Versus Country? ENGLISH ANIMALS by Laura Kaye SAINSBURY’S Mag Book Choice on Radio Gorgeous

Town Versus Country? ENGLISH ANIMALS by Laura Kaye  SAINSBURY’S Mag Book Choice on Radio Gorgeous Laura Kaye, English Animals  Her debut novel, written before the Brexit vote, encapsulates all the arguments in personal terms. A young Slovakian woman goes to work at an English country house to help out with the shooting, taxidermy, weddings and…

FUTURE SEX by Emily Witt SEX & The Single Woman on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

25 Jan 2017

FUTURE SEX by Emily Witt SEX & The Single Woman on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed Emily Witt had a conventional view of her sexuality and how it would pan out through her experimental twenties with a path to marriage. That’s not how it worked so she set out to find out what alternatives were available…

BEYOND THE BEEHIVE by Elizabeth Woodcraft mods, lipstick & music AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

23 Jan 2017

  BEYOND THE BEEHIVE by Elizabeth Woodcraft mods, lipstick & music AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Elizabeth never set out to be a barrister representing Greenham Common Peace Protesters and Battered women. But she did, and she excelled in role. Elizabeth is now a novelist who loves going back to her past when she…

The DISAPPEARED from Argentina The Memory Stones Caroline Brothers

16 Jan 2017

  The Memory Stones Caroline Brothers Caroline has written a moving and insightful book about The Disappeared of Argentina in the 70s. Be prepared to be shaken by the story.    LOVE Books? Love Radio Gorgeous radiogorgeous.com     

HIS BLOODY PROJECT Graeme Macrae Burnet MAN WEEK AUTHOR on Radio GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

02 Dec 2016

HIS BLOODY PROJECT Graeme Macrae Burnet MAN WEEK AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Donna Freed If you’ve been living under a rock, perhaps you missed the hoopla surrounding this year’s Man Booker Prize short list. It featured a “crime novel” published by tiny Scottish imprint Contraband and Graeme has since been all over the news like a…