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Books: General Interest

Bells of Old York (Toronto)
$10.00
Handbells
History, photos, drawings

Paperback, 32 pages

No longer available

$5.75
Splicing Ropes Illustrated
by Frank Beech
CCCBR, 2005
$8.00
Belfry Offices
by CCCBR
CCCBR, 1996
$6.50
Tower and Bells Handbook
by Towers & Belfries Committee CCCBR
CCCBR
$40.00
The Ringing in History Companion
by Steve Coleman
The latest in the series of "companion" books. This social history of ringing is very readable and enjoyable for those who want to know more about ringing history, but from a different perspective, not just methods and dates.

Hardbound, 440 pages, 8.75" x 5.875" x 1.25" Sue Coleman Publishing, 2013

$35.00
The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers 1891-1991, A Centenary History
by W.T. Cook
CCCBR, 1993
$14.00
An Unassuming Genius: The Life and Times of A J Pitman
by Michael B Davies
169 pages

CCCBR, 2007

$20.00
Giants of the Exercise II: More Noteable Ringers of the Past
by John C. Eisel
CCCBR, 2006
$19.00
Giants of the Exercise: Some Noteable Ringers of the Past
by John C. Eisel
Ringing biographies of 28 ringers, from Richard Duckworth to Bill Pye, whose lives span the history of change ringing; sketches of ringers and towers, facsimiles of peal records; name index

Paperback, 109 pages, 8.125" x 5.875" x 0.375"

CCCBR, 1999

$18.00
The Tower Handbook: Answers to 1001 Questions about Ringing
by John A. Harrison, Compiler
Detailed information about every social and practical aspect of tower bell ringing (except actual information about specific methods) and ringing management, presented as short answers to specific questions; cartoons, diagrams, glossary, index

Paperback, 398 pages, 8.25" x 5.875" x 1"

CCCBR Education Committee 1998, Reprinted 2006

Currently out of print
Learning Curve, Vol. 1: 1999-2001
by John Harrison, Editor
Compilation of monthly columns from "The Ringing World" related to a broad range of education matters; index, references, cartoons, and diagrams

Paperback, 67 Pages, 8.25" x 5.75" x 0.2"

CCCBR, 2002

$7.00
The Learning Curve, Vol. 2: 2002-2003
by John Harrison, Editor
Compilation of monthly columns from "The Ringing World" related to a broad range of education matters

Paperback, 8.25" x 5.75" x 0.2"

CCCBR, 2004

$7.00
The Learning Curve, Vol. 3: 2004-2005
by John Harrison, Editor
Compilation of monthly columns from "The Ringing World" related to a broad range of education matters

Paperback, 8.25" x 5.75" x 0.2"

CCCBR, 2006

$7.00
The Learning Curve, Vol. 4: 2006-2007
by John Harrison, Editor
Compilation of monthly columns from "The Ringing World" related to a broad range of education matters

Paperback, 54 pages, 8.25" x 5.75" x 0.2"

CCCBR, 2007

$7.00
Bellfounding
by Trevor Jennings
1988

Out of print
Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers to the Ringing Bells of Britain and of the World
by Tim Jackson, John Baldwin & Ron Johnston
Alphabetical listing of all rings of bells around the world. This includes their location and dedication, number of bells and their weights. There is a lot of other information provided including lost rings of bells and additional information not found on the website.

306 pages

CCCBR- Copyright 2012 10th Edition

$30.00
Judging Striking Competitions
by Simon Linford
A 32 page book aimed at inexperienced judges as well as those with more experience and also includes tips for organisers and bands. Contains sections on how to judge a striking competition, analyse and count faults, tips and techniques and warnings on pitfalls to avoid.

Central Council 2013

$7.00
A Tower Captain's Handbook
by David Parsons
CCCBR, 1983
$5.00
Change Ringing History: The History of an English Art, Volume 1
by J. Michael Sanderson
CCCBR, 1987
$14.00
Change Ringing History: The History of an English Art, Volume 3
by J. Sanderson
CCCBR, 1995
$14.00
The Nine Tailors
by Dorothy Sayers
Famous Lord Peter Wimsey murder mystery, set in the English Fens and centering around a distinctive tower and its band of change ringers, liberally peppered with quotations from Troyte.

Paperback

$9.00
There Was Life Before NAG, 2nd Edition
by J. Michael Simpson, Compiler & Editor
History of change ringing in North America from 1744 until the late 1960s, covers 28 towers plus handbell ringing, some photos, various appendices including a list of bell founders starting with the 15th century

Spiral bound paper, 136 pages, 11" x 8.5" x 0.5"

NAGCR, 2000

$12.00
History of the Ladies Guild of Change Ringers 1912-2000
by Janet Stevenson
1999
$25.00
Towards Better Striking
by Roger Smith & Malcolm Tyler
$2.50
Change Ringing in the Carolina Low Country: a Record of Full-Circle Ringing from 1751 to 2000
by George W. Williams
Compilation of 18th and 20th C. records and facts for six Carolina churches

Paperback, 31 pages, 8.5 x 5.25 x 0.125, photographs

St. Michael's Church, The Church of Stella Maris, & Grace Church, 1999

$3.00
Of Mice and Bells
by George Williams
Author is Raleigh/Charleston ringer

Paperback, 64 pages with drawings

$6.95
Church Bells and Towers (an analysis of interaction)
by Don Robinson & Harry Windsor
CCCBR, 1994
$10.00