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House of Anansi Press

The Secret of the Crown

Canada's Affair with Royalty

Written by John Fraser, CM

Published March 24, 2012 | ISBN 9781770890558
HISTORY / Social History

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

304 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

The Secret of the Crown

Canada's Affair with Royalty

John Fraser, CM

Award-winning journalist, author, and royal authority John Fraser explores the endurance and allure of the Crown in Canada. 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, CM

John Fraser is a journalist, author, and academic, who has served as Master of Massey College at University of Toronto since 1995. He lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
... entertaining ... [a] confection of personal reminiscence, well-chosen historical vignettes and gossipy anecdotes.