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

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Robert and Joyce’s Shaw TV Interview

BOOK SALE … In case you are hearing this for the first time, I’m sorry to announce that Victoria’s well-known author and 14-year marketeer at Bastion Square Market for 14 years, J. Robert Whittle, passed away on August 17, 2017. He was 84-years-young and people are only just discovering what an amazing man and life Robert had. In order to honour Robert’s memory and his so many gifts to this world, his wife, Joyce, has reduced the price of his two popular series in an effort to decrease storage needs! (Note: These books are now all tax free.) Check out Michael D. Reid’s column in the Times-Colonist, the first week in October 2017. There has been some confusion with Robert’s name in the Obituary due to his first name being an initial but it was announced on our Facebook Pages (open to public), Twitter and this website. Joyce will be adding to Robert’s Bio on this website in the near future and she does plan to continue with the business as long as she is able. 

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 some of his own experiences as a young entrepreneur! 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  Shop (link above) or ‘Shop Now‘ links on our Facebook Pages … and you’ll find the 4-Book LIZZIE SERIES is now only $35 until Christmas (if supplies last).

His second female character was Nancy Wilson, 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). Locals … order through this website then opt to pick up in Central Saanich to save postage. As time permits, Joyce will deliver in Greater Victoria/Saanich Peninsula for $5 cash.  This does not affect the price of the Victoria Chronicles Paperback Series and you can order any of our other books at the same time! Hardcovers take a lot more wear and tear than paperbacks and many readers had to replace their paperbacks with hardcovers after so many people borrowed their books! (An author’s nightmare, I might add as we have to eat too!)

This SALE is an astonishing DEAL for our local area … Robert would love that I’m doing this to make it easier for more readers (of all ages) to discover his two popular series. His conscience, however, would not allow himself to drastically reduce this series no matter what the circumstance, citing all the work he had put into them. I’m sorry Robert, but this move is now necessary! I am also seeking other opportunities to share these books with the public. I do not want to have to send any of these books to the landfill but I know they are no longer popular with bookstores. Reducing the price is not my only option but one we will test out for the rest of the year (including 3 Christmas Shows). Consider these Hardcovers to be an excellent Christmas present for any local reader or historical afficianado.  (Tip: Do you know someone who has recently moved to Victoria?)

We have a varying number of each book but these prices will be in effect until Christmas (if supplies last). Questions? Feel free to Contact Us above or message Joyce on Facebook

Phone and Local Orders: Phone orders are welcome too.
CALL 250-477-0192 or Joyce’s cell @250-857-0840.
Again, if you live in or are visiting Victoria BC, purchases may be picked up from our office
(delivery may be available in the Greater Victoria, West Shore, and Sidney areas for $5).

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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). We have also now put a comment form at the end of this page … please tell us how many stars you award us out of 5. Thanks so much 🙂  

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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.