Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret of the Crown” as Want to Read:
The Secret of the Crown
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Secret of the Crown

2.47  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 24th 2012 by House of Anansi Press (first published January 1st 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret of the Crown, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret of the Crown

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-36
2.47  · 
Rating details
 ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Kate
Fraser is often charming (I liked the footnotes!) and full of amusing anecdotes, but I found the book very unfocussed and lacking in substance until near the end.
Sophie
Apr 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, can-lit
A rambling defense of keeping the monarchy in Canada. Not much structure and definitely anecdotal but I enjoyed reading it.
Katy
rated it really liked it
May 03, 2012
Elisa
rated it it was ok
Mar 09, 2015
Niki Mclaren
rated it it was ok
Mar 07, 2012
Jackie
rated it it was ok
Dec 09, 2016
Naoma
rated it it was ok
Feb 26, 2014
Emily
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
very well written.
Sarah
rated it liked it
Dec 12, 2016
Skyesong
rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2013
Liz
rated it liked it
May 11, 2017
Aimee
rated it did not like it
Nov 07, 2012
Christina Toll
rated it it was ok
Aug 07, 2018
Cathy Converse
rated it it was ok
Aug 08, 2012
Janet
rated it it was ok
Jun 15, 2012
Dale Smith
rated it it was ok
Jun 15, 2019
Jason
marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2012
Ryan O'sullivan
marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2012
nico
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2012
Grumpy
marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2013
Katheen Sharbell
marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2013
Irene
marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2013
Greg
marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2014
abcdefg
marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2014
Laurie
marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2014
Linus Vieira
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2014
Erinlouise Perry
marked it as to-read
May 22, 2015
Cyrus Tahir
marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2016
Lisa Butz
is currently reading it
Aug 08, 2018
Christine
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2019
Angelie
marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
0 followers
John Anderson Fraser, CM, is a Canadian journalist, writer and academic. He served as Master of Massey College in the University of Toronto from 1995 until his retirement in June 2014.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fr...


Librarian note:
There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name