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House of Anansi Press

The Secret of the Crown

Written by John Fraser

Published April 06, 2013 | ISBN 9781770891074
HISTORY / Social History

Cover of The Secret of the Crown

Regular price $19.95 CAD

268 pages | 8 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

The Secret of the Crown

John Fraser

Now available in paperback, award-winning journalist, author, and monarchical authority John Fraser offers a fascinating account of Canada’s ongoing affair with royalty, set against the backdrop of an historic wedding, a Diamond Jubilee year, and a rogue prince.

With his trademark wit and artful agility, Fraser looks at the Crown’s evolution from the Age of Deference to the era of celebrity to the present popular revival. He examines the differences between tribal monarchy and constitutional monarchy, the key roles of the governor general and the lieutenant governor, and the media’s insatiable appetite for the Royal Family. Finally, he speculates on the future reign of Charles, Prince of Wales, and pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.

Erudite and highly entertaining, The Secret of the Crown offers a captivating appraisal of Canada’s long-standing affair with royalty. This volume includes a lavish 32-page photo insert to create a spectacular visual history of the once and future crown.

About the Author

John Fraser

John Fraser, CM, is a Canadian journalist, author, and academic, who has served as Master of Massey College at University of Toronto since 1995. As a journalist, he has received multiple national awards, and his work has been published in many of the leading international newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Maclean’s, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Paris Match, and New Republic. He is the author of six works of nonfiction and one novel. In 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. John lives in Toronto.