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The Little Green Ringing Book

A trusty pocket guide for beginner bellringers, as you discover a fascinating art and a lifelong hobby. It explains the terms you’ll encounter and answers your questions as it introduces you to bells and change-ringing, and helps you ring rounds and call changes.

If you want to progress to ringing methods – the ‘tunes’ of change-ringing – the book is a collection of exercises, tips and explanations, from handling a bell to Plain Bob and Grandsire.

It’s useful for experienced ringers too – it features Kaleidoscope ringing, methods on three and four, and simple slow course, little, and place methods, so you’ll never be caught out or short of ideas again.

Order now Available in three sizes: A6 (pocket), A5 (bookshelf) or A4 (large print); 64 pages.

The Little Purple Ringing Book

This guide is packed with details of hundreds of methods, ranging in difficulty from Reverse Canterbury Doubles to Stedman Triples, on four to ten bells. With diagrams and explanations, it will tell you how to ring these methods and what to look out for, what is unusual about them and how their calls work.

It will provide you with method ideas, teach you to call quarter peals, help you gain confidence on eight and ten bells, and guide you towards ringing simple surprise minor – progressing from the ‘blue zone’ to the ‘red zone’. Read our launch article or Simon Gay’s review to find out more.

Order now Available in three sizes: A6 (pocket), A5 (bookshelf) or A4 (large print); 56 pages.

Download the errata to the first printing – these are largely corrected in the revised version now on sale.


Four pocket books for bellringers containing grids and lines of popular methods.

Criblines was first produced David J Marshall and Alison Popplewell in 1979. With David’s permission, the Ringing World are delighted to announce a new edition with a fresh look and colour throughout. Read our launch article to find out more.

New in 2022: treble dodging royal.

Surprise Minor

The 41 regular surprise minor methods, including all the most popular surprise methods: Cambridge, Norwich, London, Ipswich, Bourne, Beverley and Surfleet.

Includes a table of method names and diagrams of the bobs for each method group.

A7 size (105 × 74 mm); 52 pages.
Also available in large A6 size (148 × 105 mm).

Plain Minor

Contains the 35 regular plain minor methods, including the most popular plain methods: Plain Bob, St Clement’s, Single and Double Oxford, Buxton and Double Court.

A bob and single diagram is given on every method page, and a table of method names by overworks and underworks is included.

A7 size (105 × 74 mm); 44 pages.

Treble Dodging Major

66 surprise, delight and treble bob major methods. A newly revised selection which includes Kent, the Standard Eight, all the methods from Norman Smith’s well-known composition of 23-spliced, and many promoted by Simon Linford in ‘Project Pickled Egg’.

A line for half a course and a grid for a full lead is given on every method page.

A7 size (105 × 74 mm); 72 pages.

Treble Dodging Royal

The latest book in the Criblines series includes 55 surprise and delight royal methods. Includes ten-bell versions of the ‘Standard Eight’ surprise major methods, most of the methods from Simon Gay’s articles on ‘Ideas for a Modern Surprise Royal Repertoire’, printed in The Ringing World, and some simple but relatively unknown methods that may help less advanced ten-bell bands.

A line for half a course and a grid for a full lead is given on every method page.

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A6 size only (148 × 105 mm); 60 pages.

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