The Ringing World is about to publish a biography of George Pipe by John Loveless.

George Pipe biography

Australian ringers are being offered an opportunity to pre-order the 240 page hardback, though a bulk purchase and delivery plan, and pay for it in Australian dollars (A$).

The final price you pay will depend on the prevailing exchange rate and how many copies make up a particular order, and whether or not postage within Australia is involved. As well, bank charges will be shared for each order.

Here are some examples, based on the exchange rate at 27 October 2020:

To order a single copy of the book from The Ringing World and have it posted directly to an Australian address from the UK will cost £30 plus bank charges (about A$57).

Ordering a copy of the book through the bulk purchase arrangement where, say, 10 copies are ordered at the same time will decrease the unit price to about A$44. For an order of 30 copies the unit price will be about A$38. Thus, it makes sense to order in bulk!

If you order a copy that needs to be posted on within Australia this will add to the cost, but again the extra amount will depend on how many copies are sent to a particular address. For 1 copy the extra cost will be A$9, but for 5 copies to one address the extra charge may be as low as A$1.80 per copy.

The bulk pre-order offer closed on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, but there may be a few spare copies available. Check with your local distributor.

Adelaide - - 0419 810 039
Brisbane - - 0401 439 879
Melbourne - - 0402 058 655
Perth - - 0423 473 697
Sydney - - 0414 331 769

Regional and Postal - - 0403 521 984

Depending on interest, there will be an opportunity to participate in a further bulk order offer post-publication.

Queries about a particular order should be addressed to the relevant distributor in the first instance. ANZAB is facilitating but not underwriting this bulk purchase arrangement.

From a Suffolk family with bellringing in its blood, George Pipe (1935–2020) was an unusually influential character across his long life. He was involved in the growth of bellringing in America and Australia, built on centuries of tradition in Suffolk ringing, and maintained a huge network of friends through his many activities.

Over the course of twenty chapters illustrated with over one hundred of George's photographs, sketches and other memorabilia, John Loveless traces George's extraordinary life - his range of talents, his accomplishments across the world of ringing, and the many colourful characters George kept in touch with. Filled with stories and history and including a sixteen-page colour photograph section, this book is sure to delight and interest a wide range of readers.