Dad’s storybook about Bristol Giants proves popular purchase for families

December 22 2014

BISHOPSTON dad and children's author, Oliver Rigby, has been overwhelmed at the success of his recently published book Goram and Ghyston: the Bristol Giants, and says it has been selling like "hot cakes" since its release.

BISHOPSTON dad and children's author, Oliver Rigby, has been overwhelmed at the success of his recently published book Goram and Ghyston: the Bristol Giants, and says it has been selling like "hot cakes" since its release.
It has been so popular that Oliver is even considering producing a second book in 2015.
Over 1,700 copies have now been sold and the story of Bristol's two lovable giants has been ranked as best selling book of the month in Foyles.
The book was released to the general public on November 21.
Oliver based his story on the 16th century tale of how the Avon gorge was formed by two giants, each vying to marry a princess.
He felt that the piece of Bristol folklore, which was a popular bedtime story across the city in the 18th and 19th centuries, had been forgotten and wanted to revive the tale for children to enjoy.
His two boys, Wilfred, three, and Gilbert one, were the first to hear the story.
Illustrated by local artist Tom Bonson, the book shows many familiar sites that feature in the giants' battle, including Blaise Castle and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Oliver said: "I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has brought and supported the book.
"The next big question is, what will happen in the next one?"
Goram and Ghyston: the Bristol Giants is available to purchase at Gloucester Road outlets Romantica, Room 212 and Playfull Toyshop, as well as Waterstones. The book can also be brought online at: bristolgiants.co.uk

Congratulations to our competition winners, Wendy Day, Sara Viguera and Sarah Haworth, who guessed the correct answer to the question published in last month's issue of Bishopston Voice. They have each received a signed copy of Goram and Ghyston: the Bristol Giants - enjoy the read!

Olly Rigby and his two sons, Wilfred and Gilbert