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SHIRLEY CONRAN on GORGEOUS LIVES – Money Stuff, Superwoman, Lace & MORE….

10 Jul 2014

SHIRLEY CONRAN Her early divorce, along with her innate and pragmatic design sense and a gift for teaching has driven Shirley Conran to do many things: free women from housework (Superwoman), teach girls about sex (Lace), demand a work/life balance and she has now turned to money and maths. Women don’t have enough money and…

EAT MY HEART OUT by Zoe Pilger – Author of the Week on Literary Lusts with Donna Freed

08 Jul 2014

Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger Zoe Pilger has been deliciously described as “a foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation.” What’s not to love? Her first novel Eat My Heart Out is both hilarious and horrifying in turns as her heroine Ann-Marie tears through London and beyond on a helter skelter ride. Zoe…

CLERKENWELL DESIGN SHOW on Gorgeous Gossip: We ask about your business ideas

07 Jul 2014

  CLERKENWELL DESIGN SHOW Donna went to the House of Detention to meet some of the designers at the Clerkenwell Design Week whose work was displayed among the cells of the former women’s prison. Josephine and Donna then discuss whether they could start a business – well, another one. Do you have a business in…

Melissa Cole BEER EXPERT has a pint with Josephine – and tells us what to drink CHEERS!

03 Jul 2014

Melissa Cole BEER EXPERT Meet Melissa Cole – Beer expert and a woman. The beer industry is male dominated and the consensus seems to be that if we ladies will dain to drink beer, we want it sweet. Thank goodness she is there to set them straight. She and Josephine met for lunch and a…

Kick Ass Dinner for WOMEN with attitude GORGEOUS GOSSIP with Donna, Josephine & Amanda

23 Jun 2014

Kick Ass Dinner Kick Ass is a networking group that wants to give you and your business a kick up the pants. Kick Ass was kicked off by Paula McArthur who describes herself as a collector and connector of clever people. Josephine had a little business idea of her own and coralled Amanda Ruiz to…

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by US Author ADELLE WALDMAN

27 Nov 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 27.28 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Adelle Waldman’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, the New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Village Voice and other publications. Waldman worked as a reporter at the New Haven Register and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and wrote…

Her Brilliant Career – 10 Extraordinary Women of the 50s by Author RACHEL COOKE

  PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 27.05 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   “Cooke wittily cooks up ten real anti-domestic goddesses from the 50’s – the decade of the perfect housewife” Josephine from Radio Gorgeous The 1950s housewife we know and love the retro image…

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21 Nov 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 10.18 Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Are you frustrated by dresses being too short? Sleeveless? Cheap fabrics? Too expensive? LOOK NO FURTHER. We have found the dress makers of your dreams. Mary and Clare Burgess (sisters) were at the top…

CHEF Florence Knight – ONE her cookery book and life in the Kitchen

24 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 32.39   Florence Knight is in demand. Her cooking is divine and she is beautiful too. Killer combination. Her warm, personal recipes are collected in her first cookbook; plates of refreshingly simple courgette, honey and pecorino, and burrata. Pickled beetroot and rhubarb show off the ingredients beautifully. Josephine…

BITCHES of the KITCHEN/ GORGEOUS GOSSIP

  PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   Donna & Josephine This weekend Nigella Lawson talked to The Observer about herself she also made the comment below which has caused outcries….do women really dread cooking? “Feeling comfortable in the kitchen is essential…

Lady Diana Manners and Nancy Cunard/FLAPPERS by Judith Mackrell

17 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   SERIES 3 FLAPPERS – Lady Diana Manners & Nancy Cunard (pics of Nancy below copy) Welcome to the third in a three part series about  FLAPPERS – Six Women of A Dangerous Generation by JUDITH…

Gorgeous Gossip/We Need Your Vote/ Meet the Finalists of the Piatkus Entice Competition

09 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK Our search for the next Piatkus Entice romance writing star is officially on. And we need YOUR help! The competition closed on 2nd September and we now have a shortlist of three incredible submissions to choose…

Twins by Saskia Sarginson – Author of the Week

02 Oct 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   SASKIA SARGINSON – THE TWINS They were identical in every way.Until the unthinkable tore them apart Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they’ve grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer…

Author LINDY WOODHEAD – WAR PAINT Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein

26 Sep 2013

    Author LINDY WOODHEAD – WAR PAINT Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Their Lives, their Times, their RIVALRY We love makeup it covers up the horrid bits, it gives us confidence – a splurge at the make up counter cheers us up and we are always hoping to find the miracle in the jar….

AUTHOR – Charlotte Mendelson/G Gossip Embarrassing or what?/YIN YOGA with Jo Arthur

19 Sep 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear  Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   SHOW LENTH  48.09    Charlotte Mendelson  9.40     Yin Yoga with Jo Athur 35.05 GORGEOUS GOSSIP Oh my God how embarrassing was that? The discussion is: did I really do that as a teenager?…

KATE The Future QUEEN – Katie Nicholl/Bootcamp Listen to us SUFFER!

12 Sep 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear  Problems with the LINK ABOVE or WANT A PODCAST ? PRESS  THIS LINK   SHOW LENTH  40.54   Katie Nicholl  7.20   Bootcamp  30.20   Gorgeous Gossip Boo hoo holidays/vacations are nearing to the end. We commiserate with you and talk about the highlights of Summer 13. Author of…

HOT Summer Reads with Sasha Grey and Fiona Walker/Win a publishing Contract with PIATKUS

10 Jul 2013

Show length:  51 mins PROBLEMS with LISTENING/STREAMING TRY THIS LINK GORGEOUS READS Josephine and Donna chat about their favourite books and the first grown up book they ever read. They also suggest book choices for this summer. PIATKUS ENTICE WRITING Competition We’ve teamed up with Piatkus Entice, pioneers of romance digital publishing, to offer you…

Best of British/The Women in The Archers/Author Gill Hornby/ Jayne Hepsibah Hats

11 Jun 2013

  Show Length: 1 hour and 2 minutes Most Music chosen by Jayne Hepsibah Gorgeous Gossip Donna Radio Gorgeous’ resident New Yorker has now officially become British; it took time and effort and marriage to an English man. She’s not an alien any more so Josephine gave her a British Quiz to find out how…

Jo Wood – Rock Chick talks about Hey Jo her autobiography

21 May 2013

Length: 39 minutes   “What you see is what you get – yeah thats me” Jo Wood Jo Wood, business woman, rock chick, interior designer, cook, mother and grandmother. Listen to Jo’s life as she tells us some amazing stories from her life and new biography HEY JO – A ROCK AND ROLL FAIRYTALE. Jo…

The HOLLYWOOD Show/Author of the Week Daisy Waugh/Costume Designer Joanna Johnston & Actress Indra Ové

13 May 2013

    You don’t have to listen to the whole show just scroll where you want to go To listen on your TABLET/CELL PHONE/MOBILE Press this link Show Length: 75 minutes Gorgeous Gossip Donna and Josephine discuss the origins of the Hollywood sign. Author of the Week – Daisy Waugh – Melting the Snow on…