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The Cottage of New Beginnings with Suzanne Snow, we talk romance, gardening and spirituality with Josephine Pembroke

07 Feb 2021

Suzanne Snow has a fulfilling life as a plants woman, a novelist and sometime leader of worship in her local church in Lancashire. Hear how she has created her amazing life and made her dreams come true; becoming a published writer. #Author #RadioGorgeous #Romance https://www.suzannesnowauthor.com/ https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781800322196

Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Accident on the A35, Author of the Week on MAN WEEK with Donna Freed

29 Nov 2017

Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Accident on the A35, Author of the Week on MAN WEEK with Donna Freed Returning to Radio Gorgeous’ Man Week is Man Booker Prize Shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet. In his third novel, he himself returns to the scene of the crime (or lack there of) in the drear town of…

Ann Patchett, Commonwealth AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed

31 May 2017

  Ann Patchett, Commonwealth AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed Forget that she is a multi award winning, best selling author – okay, don’t forget it, go get the book and read, she is the master – Ann Patchett is the best, bullying, badass bookseller! The Times said: ‘Be happy that such a writer…

Alyssa Warren, Not the Only Sky AUTHOR of the Week with Donna Freed

09 May 2017

Alyssa Warren, Not the Only Sky AUTHOR of the Week with Donna Freed The young heroine of this great read, Tiny Mite, will break your heart and make your heart. She is reminiscent of Harriet from Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend and the book has the same bullying warmth of The Secret Life of Bees. More…

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…

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…

Maria Semple – TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Choice with DONNA FREED on Radio Gorgeous

04 Oct 2016

  Maria Semple – TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Choice with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous “Happiness doesn’t happen with a crow bar.” Eleanor Flood wakes with the resolution that today will be the day that she becomes her best, most engaged, serene, transcendent self. Like most plans, these are laid to waste by…

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…

Fanny Blake HOUSE of DREAMS Family Secrets Spilled in SPAIN with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

16 Jun 2016

    Fanny Blake HOUSE of DREAMS Family Secrets Spilled in SPAIN with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous Another in-depth interview with well known critic and author Fanny Blake. Welcome back Fanny! http://www.fannyblake.co.uk FB: https://www.facebook.com/FannyBlakeBooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/FannyBlake1 @FannyBlake1 Liked this? Why not listen to this: https://audioboom.com/boos/4619365-freya-north-tells-us-why-romance-will-always-be-relevant?t=0 www.radiogorgeous.com : sign up for women’s stories & women’s lives 

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…

Helen Simonson, THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR: Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Page Selection with Donna Freed

30 Mar 2016

    Gorgeous Reads: Sainsbury’s Magazine Books Page Selection: Helen Simonson, The Summer Before the War   Helen used her home town of Rye as a microcosm of England in the glorious summer before WW1, the dawning of war and its devastating aftermath. A beautiful romance with the deft touch and wit of Jane Austen;…

Ilana Fox THE GLITTERING ART of FALLING APART – 1980’s SOHO with Josephine Pembroke

03 Mar 2016

    Ilana Fox THE GLITTERING ART of FALLING APART 1980’s SOHO with Josephine Pembroke   Ilana meets Josephine at The Society Club bookshop in Soho, they talk about writing, the 80’s and Ilana’s illuminating story about family, secrets and the dark side of Soho.   Follow Ilana:   https://twitter.com/ilana     @Ilana  Buy the book & Find…

Katie Fforde A Summer at Sea AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed on Radio Gorgeous

24 Feb 2016

Katie Fforde A Summer at Sea Donna has tea with Katie Fforde and chats about the prolific romance writer’s latest: A Summer at Sea. Katie reveals the personal nature of this book and why it reaches beyond the bounds of romance. http://www.katiefforde.com Follow https://twitter.com/KatieFforde @KatieFforde Love Authors? Go Gorgeous SIGN UP here www.radiogorgeous.com

Keiko Itoh My Shanghai – How the ARISTOCRATS LIVED 1942-1946

03 Feb 2016

  Keiko Itoh MY SHANGHAI Author of The Week Keiko Itoh’s grew up listening to her mother’s magical stories of Shanghai and it was only later that she realised that these were the war years. Her mother, a debutante who came out in the last London season, moved to Shanghai as a young wife and…

The Book Of Memory – A Woman on Death Row by Petina Gappah

23 Sep 2015

The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah – Tells the tale of a WOMAN on Death Row Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Prize in 2009. The Book of Memory is the story…

Our Little SECRET Jenna Ellis Erotic Fiction

13 Jul 2015

Erotic Fiction – OUR Little SECRET by Jenna Ellis published by Pan Macmillan Gorgeous Gossip: Donna talks dirty with Jenna Ellis about her erotic thriller Our Little Secret. They also talk Fifty Shades of Filth and other rum reads. Jenna has travelled the world as a photographer and is now teaching life drawing in Harrogate (England’s porn…

Anne Zouroudi THE FEAST OF ARTEMIS – Author of the Week with Donna Freed

20 Jan 2015

  Anne Zouroudi was a high flying executive until she had her Shirley Valentine moment and married the sexy Greek fisherman she met on holiday. When she moved back to England as a single mother, she created teh Greek Detective – Hermes Doktoros who travels the Greek islands, solving mysteries and righting wrongs. The series…

Rose Boyt How’s Your Father

05 Nov 2014

  Author of the Week: Rose Boyt Hows Your Father Rose Boyt initially wrote Hows Your Father while her own father, Lucian Freud, was alive but rewrote it after his death. Hows Your Father is the rollicking tale of four generations of a Hackney family as they lurch through a life of fierce love, drugs,…

Penny Hancock A Trick of The Mind

07 Oct 2014

Author of the Week: Penny Hancock, A Trick of the Mind What would you do if you came to think you caused someone a disfiguring accident? That is the starting point for Penny Hancock’s latest “domestic noir” novel. She and Donna cover other topics like the menopausal mother and the agoraphobic father figure as architypes….