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Ladies who lunch, single mums & cougars: The Field Guide to (some of) The Peoples of the British Isles by Chelsea Renton Artist GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Cartoonist Chelsea describes to Josephine her hilarious illustrations in her new book featuring accurate observations of ladies who lunch, cougars, a single mother and the lifestyle shopkeeper. Chelsea’s amusing book is stuffed full with all different types of people, which will keep you tickled for hours. Chelsea also tells us about her life as an…

CONFESSIONS of BAD MOTHER – The TEENAGE YEARS with Donna Freed

01 Oct 2019

Stephanie Calman confesses that she is the worst teenager in her house! CONFESSIONS of BAD MOTHER – The TEENAGE YEARS Confessions of a Bad Mother, The Teenage Years is Stephanie Calman’s realisation that her really rather nice children were growing up faster than advertised and not only would they be witheringly more clever than their…

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…

Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke

30 Jun 2018

  Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke Having a child can kill your sex life; find out how Phoebe and Oliver got their mojos back, big time. Josephine chats to best selling Glasgow based author Joanne Bolouri about fantasies, the dating scene and strong Scottish women. #RelightMyFire #RadioGorgeous…

Holly Black, The Cruel Prince AUTHOR of the Week with Donna Freed

05 Apr 2018

Holly Black, The Cruel Prince – with Donna Freed    Holly Black is the prolific writer of young adult fantasy fiction: she is best known for The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series and the Magesterium series (with Cassandra Clare). The Cruel Prince is the propulsive first book in another series:…

Love & Fame, Susie Boyt Author of the Week with Josephine Pembroke

13 Nov 2017

  Love & Fame, Susie Boyt, Author of the Week with Josephine Pembroke Lover of musicals and observer of quirky family relationships, author Susie Boyt discusses death, mourning and how it feels to belong and feel at home in a capital city. Buy the book: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780349008905 Follow: @SusieBoyt  #Love&Fame #SusieBoyt #Witty #Fiction #London Even more…

Barbara Bourland, I’ll Eat When I’m Dead FASHION THRILLER with Donna Freed Gorgeous Reads

13 Sep 2017

  I’ll Eat When I’m Dead FASHION THRILLER with Donna Freed Gorgeous Reads Barbara Bourland’s bust out debut novel has been described as The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho. If that doesn’t nab you, listening to her sparkling, febrile mind at work will. You’ll be pleased to know that the sequel is in work as…

The Orphans Annemarie Neary Author of the Week with Donna Freed

09 Aug 2017

The Orphans Annemarie Neary with Donna Freed AUTHOR OF THE WEEK  Two young children, siblings, abandoned on a beach on Goa; the disappearance blights and drives both their lives but in different directions. She needs to bury the past. He won’t let it lie. www.annemarieneary.co.uk @AnnemarieNeary1 #thriller #TheOrphans #radiogorgeous LOVE interviews?Never miss the latest authors 

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     

SAVING PHOEBE MURROW Herta Feely on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

09 Dec 2016

SAVING PHOEBE MURROW Herta Feely on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed Saving Phoebe Murrow is a mother/daughter story or rather the story of several mothers and teenage daughters and repeated patterns through the generations. How far would you go to protect your daughter and how do you do that in the age of social media?…

The Dark Side of Human Nature – Lucie Whitehouse KEEP YOU CLOSE

09 Nov 2016

  The Dark Side of Human Nature – Lucie Whitehouse KEEP YOU CLOSE Despite being blessed with a lovely family and a sunny disposition, as a writer Lucie Whitehouse likes going to the dark side of human nature. She sets her suspenseful pyschodrama in Oxford, among a family of artists and academics, in the town where…

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…

Betjeman Poetry Prize 2016 with Joanna Lumley on Radio Gorgeous

12 Oct 2016

Betjeman Poetry Prize 2016 with Joanna Lumley on Radio Gorgeous Josephine went along to record the Betjeman Poetry Prize at St Pancras station next to the life size bronze of Britain’s most loved poet, Sir John Betjeman. This competition was founded ten years ago by his daughter Candida Lycett-Green. It supports and encourages poetry for…

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

  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 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…

The LAURAS Sara Taylor – A transgender road trip SAINSBURYS MAG BOOK CHOICE with Donna Freed

03 Sep 2016

The LAURAS Sara Taylor – A transgender road trip SAINSBURY’S Magazine Book choice with Donna Freed Donna explores the subject of transgender with the US born writer Sara Taylor chosen by Sainsbury’s Magazine. And she asks have you ever felt that your life was not what you thought it would be, what it should be? Alex’s…

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…

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…

ROSA HOSKINS, Bob’s Daughter IT’s ALL GOING WONDERFULLY WELL Author of the Week on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

11 May 2016

    ROSA HOSKINS, Bob’s Daughter IT’s ALL GOING WONDERFULLY WELL Author of the Week on RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed Rosa Hoskins was extremely close with her father, Bob Hoskins and never more so than when he was dying. It’s All Going Wonderfully Well is more than a loving and honest portrait of her…

STOP The World Sherry Mayes – A Beauty Queen is left crippled AUTHOR of the WEEK with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous

20 Apr 2016

    STOP The World Sherry Mayes – A Beauty Queen is left crippled AUTHOR of the WEEK with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous   Journalist and self-help author Sherry Mayes has turned her hand to young adult fiction. She and Josephine explore the world of an instagram beauty queen when the dream comes to…