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BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

01 Dec 2016

BYRON’S WOMEN Alexander Larman Man Week on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke Hear literary man Alexander Larman tell Josephine about Byron’s women. Part of Man Week on Radio Gorgeous.  http://alexanderlarman.com/ Follow Alex: @alexlarman Buy the book: http://headofzeus.com/books/byrons-women Radio Gorgeous for curious women sign up www.radiogorgeous.com     

LIVE LIKE A BOY FOREVER iO Tillet Wright DARLING DAYS a memoir Gorgeous Reads on RADIO GORGEOUS

15 Nov 2016

iO Tillet Wright DARLING DAYS a memoir Gorgeous Reads on RADIO GORGEOUS  Named after one of Jupiter’s moons iO Tillet Wright is an author, activist and photographer. In this honest memoir iO explains how it was being brought up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 80’s and 90’s where being eccentric or weird…

Jemma Wayne CHAINS OF SAND a forbidden Israeli/UK Love affair on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

09 Nov 2016

Jemma Wayne CHAINS OF SAND with DONNA FREED on Radio Gorgeous Jemma Wayne uses Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas to explore the grey areas beyond the black and white of headlines and what we think we know. She tells the story of two men, one Israeli and one English and a forbidden love affair in…

Victoria Blisse EROTIC Fiction featuring CURVIER WOMEN on RADIO GORGEOUS

08 Nov 2016

Victoria Blisse EROTIC Fiction featuring CURVIER WOMEN – Literary Lusts on RADIO GORGEOUS Victoria set out to write erotic fiction 15 years ago before women really caught on to erotica. Victoria’s books feature curvy women with bellies, busts and bottoms – she explains that she gives larger women a chance to feel confident about their…

Carys Bray THE MUSEUM of YOU – Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

20 Oct 2016

Carys Bray THE MUSEUM of YOU – Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed “There’s a pair of knickers here, I’ve had them on my hands for a fortnight.”Carys Bray on malapropisms   Carys Bray mother of four chats to Donna about Darren has carefully constructed an insulated and proscribed…

Jodi Ellen Malpas THE PROTECTOR Gorgeous Reads on Radio Gorgeous with Nicki Bannerman

13 Oct 2016

    Jodi Ellen Malpas THE PROTECTOR Gorgeous Reads on Radio Gorgeous with Nicki Bannerman Jodi Ellen Malpas fantasises about and creates dominating alpha males – think Ray Winstone – and pairs them off with strong-minded, independent women and lets the sexual sparks ensue. Nicki Bannerman talks to her about how her writing has effected…

Michelle Paver Thin Air A Ghost Story GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed

12 Oct 2016

  Michelle Paver Thin Air A Ghost Story GORGEOUS READS with Donna Freed “I scared myself when I was writing it!” Michelle Paver’s classic Gothic ghost story is set on Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas in 1935, the twilight of the Empire but the golden age of mountaineering. It has all the elements of the perfect…

The Girl from Lace Island JO REES – Addictive Epic Saga RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna & Josephine

28 Sep 2016

The GIRL FROM LACE ISLAND The Girls from Lace Island JO REES an Addictive Epic Saga Donna & Josephine catch up in Brighton with novelist & Radio Gorgeous contributor, Jo Rees. Up for discussion: her latest far-reaching romantic romp, The Girl From Lace Island, the loss of her own mother while writing it and her latest…

The Lesser Bohemians Eimear McBride – A naive drama student arrives in London AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

25 Sep 2016

Eimear McBride The Lesser Bohemians AUTHOR with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS  The story of a young woman exuberantly, if messily, propelling herself into a new life in London and the collision of a love affair. Eimear and Donna discuss the redemptive and, to a point, curative qualities of love and literature beyond the long…

VICTORIA HISLOP Hellenophile CARTES POSTALES from Greece Author on RADIO GORGEOUS

VICTORIA HISLOP Hellenophile, CARTES POSTALES from Greece Author on RADIO GORGEOUS Best selling Author Victoria Hislop talks Greece, the evil eye, revenge, tattoos and acrobats.  Follow @VicHislop LOVE this? sign up & never miss another interview on radiogorgeous.com

THE PRIVILEGED Emily Hourican – a smart read & a great crack with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

THE PRIVILEGED Emily Hourican – a smart read & a great crack with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous Three friends meet an an all girls school from different backgrounds, two of them are mesmerised by Amanda, tall, beautiful, vague and charismatic. Everyone Amanda meets falls for her and her looks propel her into a life…

In a Land of Paper Gods REBECCA MACKENZIE Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous

20 Sep 2016

In A Land of Paper Gods Rebecca Mackenzie, Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed A coming of age story set in the Chinese hilltop school for the children of British missionaries in the 1930’s ad 40’s. Rebecca Mackenzie does not retell her own missionary upbringing but explores that world through another…

LARA The Untold Love Story behind Doctor Zhivago by Anna Pasternak

29 Aug 2016

  LARA The Untold Love Story behind Doctor Zhivago by Anna Pasternak with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous  Today I interviewed Anna Pasternak who is a writer and journalist and is a member of the Pasternek family her great uncle was BORIS PASTERNAK the nobel prize winning novelist and one of the best known Poets…

Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door Sainsbury’s Magazine AUTHOR with Donna Freed

11 Aug 2016

Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door Sainsbury’s Magazine AUTHOR with Donna Freed    From bankruptcy lawyer, to English teacher to literary novelist, Shari Lapena has written her first thriller. If ever there was an embodiment of the poem: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave, When First We Practice to Deceive! Shari burrows into the…

Barbara Lorna Hudson TIMED OUT dating in your 60s AUTHOR of the Week with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

14 Jul 2016

  Barbara Lorna Hudson TIMED OUT dating in your 60s AUTHOR of the Week with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous  If dating, let alone internet dating gives you the willies (yes, groan, pun intended) imagine internet dating in your 60’s. Barbara Lorna Hudson did just that: she both did the dating but also imagined further…

Louise Doughty BLACK WATER Author of the Week RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

09 Jul 2016

Louise Doughty BLACK WATER, Author of the Week with Donna Freed Donna Freed interviews Louise Doughty on Radio Gorgeous talking about her book BLACK WATER.  https://twitter.com/doughtylouise?lang=en-gb @DoughtyLouise  http://louisedoughty.com/black-water/ In depth interviews/never miss a podcast www.radiogorgeous.com 

Hungry for LOVE Lucy Beresford Author with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS

06 Jul 2016

  Hungry for LOVE Lucy Beresford Author with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS As part of our Summer Reads week, Donna Freed interview gorgeous author Lucy Beresford who talks about her latest novel Hungry for Love. Lucy also believes in gratitude and has started the Kindness Club.    Donate books to the Women’s Refuge for the…

PRETTY Is by Maggie Mitchell A dark & disturbing THRILLER with JO REES on RADIO GORGEOUS

02 Jul 2016

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell A dark & disturbing THRILLER with Jo REES on RADIO GORGEOUS Louis and Carly-May are just twelve years old when they are abducted from their homes and driven across the country to a remote hunting lodge and kept by their kidnapper for two months. Decades later, the two women have…

SECRET DIARY of a BBC Secretary PORTLAND PLACE Sarah Shaw on Radio Gorgeous

Portland Place SARAH SHAW – SECRET DIARY of a BBC Secretary on Radio Gorgeous “Savile was a creep, just horrid.” Sarah Shaw’s 1971 diary  Sarah Shaw started off writing a blog about her life as a secretary at the BBC in the early 70’s. Then a publisher snaffled her and here is the book for us…

ERICA JAMES Song of The Skylark: WORLD WAR 2 & Kinder Transport with Donna Freed RADIO GORGEOUS

27 Jun 2016

  Erica James Song of The Skylark Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous  Mrs Dallimore is in her care home and tells her life to Lizzie a willing listener. The book is sad yet hopeful and Erica tells us why.  http://ericajames.co.uk https://twitter.com/TheEricaJames @TheEricaJames  We love Authors! Never miss a podcast sign up www.radiogorgeous.com