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hether you’re an avid ‘Thronie’, or feel a night spent absorbed in medieval fantasy sounds like hell, you can’t have escaped the revolution that is Game of Thrones. From her taste for sadism to her incestuous affair with her twin brother Jaime, the queen regent both fascinates and horrifies. As the fifth season of one of the most successful television shows of all times hits our screens, Liz Parry meets actress Lena Headey, who plays the malevolent Cersei Lannister, to talk motherhood, life in her forties and strong female roles (p. 10). In other news, we are raising the style stakes with a slew of fashion industry experts. Best known for his form-fitting frocks, Roland Mouret also heads up heritage footwear brand Robert Clergerie. We chat shoes, summer sojourns and growing older gracefully (p. 18). Elsewhere, I get an insight into the inspiration behind quirky designer Karen Walker’s three debut scents (p. 64), and as French couture house Rochas turns 90, Sophie Rochas opens up about her father, (the fashion house founder), and the touching account she’s given of him in her new book (p. 54). With a history dating back 150 years, The Langham, London has its fair share of hotel secrets. Lauren Romano finds out how the glamorous landmark will be celebrating a century and a half of luxury (p. 14), before heading to another prestigious property. While bankers-turned-wine makers barely raise an eyebrow today, back in 1853, when Nathaniel de Rothschild bought a vineyard, it was a more avant-garde move. She traces the family’s link with Bordeaux to Waddesdon Manor, where she enjoys a glass of Caro in the cellars (p. 90). And Jack Watkins picks his highlights for this year’s London Festival of Architecture (p. 75). If you’re still scouring Daunt Books for a gripping read before jetting off for a season of Instagram-worthy shorelines, then let the panel of this years’ Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction guide you (p. 42): they filter through this year’s finalists for the Kari Colmans ultimate summer shelfie. Read on... Editor Follow us on Twitter @VantageNW

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