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The Bogus Image of Bernard Shaw R. J. Minney (Leslie

Frewin 35s). Not what the title seems to promise—a demolition of Shaw's claim to be a major playwright. Instead assorted anecdotes and reminis- cences purporting to reveal the real face behind the public image. But who was ever taken in by the public image, except per- haps Shaw himself? An appendix gives the menus for some of the Great Impostor's vegetarian meals.