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Ruth Spencer is donning pearls and a flapper dress, gin in hand, for the return of the Roaring ’20s.

Ruth Spencer is donning pearls and a flapper dress, gin in hand, for the return of the Roaring ’20s.

Well, here we go again: it has been 100 years since the original Roaring ’20s and things are beginning to clear their throat for a good bellow. The parallels between now and those decadent times are obvious. We, too, are surrounded by war, pandemics and a vague sense of impending apocalypse; we don’t have prohibition, but we have Dry July and lots of gloomy science warning us that instead of being heart medicine, booze might be a bit bad for us, after all. But then, as now, gin could not be more in.

I don’t mind being doomed to repeat history if it involves a string…

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