3 Bestsellers, 2 Gold IPPYs & ‘best ever read,’
say our readers.

Do we have eBooks?  We sell PDFs on this website … or at your favourite eBook Store.

Robert and Joyce’s Shaw TV Interview

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Lizzie began Robert’s first series, the Lizzie Series and Lizzie was his favourite character, utilizing his own character and some of his own experiences as a young entrepreneur in Yorkshire. By 1970, he had worked all over the world and ended up here in Victoria, BC. In 1994, he began to write and would become one of Victoria’s best-known authors and a 14-year vendor at Bastion Square Market and at other venues since 1999. Robert passed away on August 17/17 at the age of 84 and although he wrote about history, many of his friends, fans and readers were quite unaware of his own fascinating history but you can read about it in his Bio.

To honour his memory and the books he has now left as gifts to the world, his wife, Joyce, has reduced the price of his two popular series! (An added benefit: All their books are now tax free.) Michael D. Reid, the Times-Colonist newspaper columnist, wrote a wonderful epitaph for Robert in early October 2017 – it’s on our Facebook pages along with many other tributes. Joyce does plan to continue with the business as long as she is able but suffering a fractured hip in October has set her back for awhile!

Support Robert’s two favourite characters … Lizzie Short, his early 19th-century first female character who lived in London, England. Robert actually gave Lizzie his own character and utilized some of his own experiences for this series! If you already have a copy of this popular 4-book series, you might like to get a spare copy or two for gifts – as some people get quite motivated by this young lady! Joyce has marked these books down to BELOW HALF PRICE!! Originally sold for $78 … go to  Our Store or ‘Shop Now‘ links on our Facebook Pages … and you’ll find the 4-Book LIZZIE SERIES is now only $35.

His second female character was Nancy Wilson in the Victoria Chronicles Trilogy, who came to Victoria BC as a 4-year-old in 1900. The Victoria Chronicles  HARDCOVER SET is now reduced to only $30 for all 3 hardcover books (originally $93).

This does not affect the price of the Victoria Chronicles Paperback Series which are $60 for the three books. You can order any of our other books at the same time! If you anticipate several people reading your books, hardcovers take a lot more wear and tear than paperbacks. 

Locals … you may pickup your order in Central Saanich at our home/office to save shipping cost and time, especially before Christmas. Simply go to Our Store on this website, order your books and then prepay. Phone us at your convenience @ 250-857-0840 and make an appointment to come pick up your order. 

 Consider these Hardcovers to be an excellent Christmas present for any local reader or historical aficionado and they take more wear/tear than paperbacks.
(Tip: Do you know someone who has recently moved to Victoria?)

These prices will be in effect until further notice as Joyce missed the Christmas Shows this year. Questions? Feel free to Contact Us above or message Joyce on Facebook etc

Local Orders: Please order on this website, you may pick up at the office in Central Saanich.
Phone orders are difficult for Joyce at present but you may text her at 250-857-0840 or message her via Facebook.
Remember, if you live in or are visiting Victoria BC, purchases may be picked up from our office. 

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A REQUEST … we would be very grateful if you would write a short review of any of our books that you read. It only takes a few minutes to go to Amazon or Smashwords (you need to have purchased at the latter), OR Goodreads OR any of our many Facebook pages (look up the book title or use Author Page). We have also now put a comment form at the end of this page.  

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One of Robert’s favourite reader stories … told to him at the market by a woman’s daughter when they moved her mom into a Care Home. “Mother told us not to buy her any more books. She said she had all the books she would ever need for the rest of her life … Robert’s “Victoria Chronicles Trilogy.”  She must have read them 30 times and she was still reading before she passed on at 95 years! Her 93-year-old sister quickly took them over … leaving me to wait even longer for my turn!”


 Joyce would like to express her gratitude to the countless thousands who have purchased, read or simply encouraged us to continue writing and publishing books over the past 20 years. You are why we continued on well into our senior years. Thanks also to the many Canadian, US and other media services in print, TV, and on the internet, who have continued to feature news items about us and our popular books over the past 2 decades. You have all been instrumental in keeping us motivated and by spreading the word about our books. Robert will continue to live on through the pages of his books and through his audio books with his wonderful voice on CD for all to hear again and again. We have been extremely grateful for your support and Joyce hopes to continue with the books for many years to come.