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Heard & Overheard (Sunday and Monday miscellany)

“Will Carol Shields be signing today?” – An Indigo staffer at the Goose Lane booth.

“Four hundred pages, a few jokes…. We take ourselves too seriously.” – Jean Chrétien hard-sells his book to the crowd on the show floor.

Spectator: “Who’s that with the big crowd?”
Fellow spectator: “Oh, it’s Jean Chrétien.”
First spectator: “Who is that? Some famous author?”

“Did he have the guys with the things in their ears?” – A showgoer asks about Chrétien’s security detail.
“Even better, he had Louise Dennys.” – Showgoer #2.