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A Tale Told by an Idiot

N. C. C. McGowan

A hilarious quasi-French farce masquerading as a novel, follow Courtney Farquhar Tremayne's ten odd years touring with a second-rate vaudeville troupe in the 1920s and 1930s. Meet a cast of eccentric characters including a dog act, a family acrobatic and comedy act, Ireland's version of George Burns and Gracie Allen, a blackface minstrel singer, a pompous "star" actor, and the beautiful and alluring "star" actress. This entertaining tale takes readers on a humorous journey through countless Midwestern cow towns and backwater hamlets.
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I have always advised my younger colleagues to read one book, if they wish to learn what the ethos of the IAS used to be,and should be. It is titled, “A tale told by an idiot,” and is the autobiography of RP Noronha, an ICS officer who retired as the Chief Secretary of MP in 1968      source