Christmas spirit for Bristol Giants adventure No3

September 25 2015

LOCAL author Oliver Rigby will be treating children to another tall tale this Christmas, as he gets ready to launch his third ‘Bristol Giants’ book.

LOCAL author Oliver Rigby will be treating children to another tall tale this Christmas, as he gets ready to launch his third ‘Bristol Giants’ book.

And this year, he will be giving a free copy to brighten up a child’s Christmas for every book he sells.

‘Goram and Ghyston Saves Christmas’ – illustrated by Tom Bonson and available in shops Romantica, Room 212 and Playfull Toyshop from October 29, as well as online – tells the story of how Father Christmas drafts in the giants to help deliver presents to all of the children.

However, carnage ensues as the giants try to outcompete each other and deliver more gifts.

It is only when they start to work as a team – with intervention from Princess Avona, who stole the giants’ hearts in Oliver’s first story – that things improve.

‘Goram and Ghyston: The Bristol Giants’ – the first book in the series – was launched last Christmas, and was ranked the best-selling book in Bristol over the festive period. Three-thousand copies have since been sold.

‘The Bristol Giants and the Severn Seas’ was Oliver’s second book, and told the story of how the 'Withdrawn' boats – a project created by Bristol artist Luke Jerram and commissioned by the National Trust – appeared in the middle of the forest.

It is still free to download from the Bristol Giants website.

Oliver, dad of Wilfred and Gilbert, said: “What started out as a spoiled present for my two young boys has turned into a bit of a journey over the last 12 months. We have been to visit 10 schools and read the book to over 4,000 children.

“I am really excited about our new book because for every copy of the Bristol Giants save Christmas that we sell, we are going to give a free book to someone that might need their Christmas brightening up.

“We are partnering with the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal and Martha Care charity to deliver books to disadvantaged children in Bristol and to children in local hospitals over the festive period.”

For more information about the Bristol Giants, visit: www.bristolgiants.co.uk.

To win your own copy of Goram and Ghyston Saves Christmas, answer the following question: What was the name of Oliver Rigby’s first book? Please email answers, plus name and contact details, to: news@bishopstonvoice.co.uk. Winners will be selected at random and announced in the next issue of the Bishopston Voice. Deadline for entries is October 21.

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