Out and About in Victoria's Neighbourhoods

By (author): Anny Scoones
Illustrated by: Robert Amos
ISBN 9781771510004
Softcover | Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Book Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in
168 Pages

About the Book

Join beloved storyteller Anny Scoones as she sets out to discover the quaint and quirky charms of Victoria, BC. Not just a book of facts, Hometown is a gentle stroll through a diverse region with a fascinating and layered history. Observe, pause, ponder, and have what Anny likes to call “a little think” on the various characteristics and personalities of these areas. Consider not only how public art, beach creatures, monuments, heritage and historical features create a neighbourhood and contribute to a larger city, but also how they make us feel, how they move us.

Illustrated with 120 original watercolours by acclaimed artist Robert Amos, and featuring unique poems by Victoria’s poet laureate, Janet Rogers, Hometown: Out and About in Victoria’s Neighbourhoods presents Canada’s most livable city as the locals see it.

About the Author(s)

Robert Amos has published eleven books on art—including five bestselling volumes on the life and work of beloved Canadian artist E. J. Hughes—and was the arts columnist for Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper for more than thirty years. Amos was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995 and is an Honorary Citizen of Victoria. He lives in Oak Bay, British Columbia, with his wife, artist Sarah Amos.

Anny Scoones is the author of Home and Away, True Home, Hometown, Last Dance in Shediac, and Island Home. She lives in the historic neighbourhood of James Bay in Victoria, British Columbia.


“Reading Hometown is the best way to experience the real Victoria. The beautiful watercolours are the scenes you would see walking down the street or looking out your kitchen window. This is not the Victoria of the tourist brochures. This is the ‘town’ where we live, complete with characters and touchstones of ordinary, everyday life, in a beautiful, extraordinary place.” —Jo-Ann Roberts, All Points West, CBC Radio