Competition: FREE ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Book

Keep Calm and Carry On (Book, Ebury Press)

Win one of TEN copies of “Keep Calm and Carry On: Good Advice for Hard Times” (Publisher’s Information).  I love great quotes, and this book is full of some excellent ones!


  • “The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions” Ellen Glasgow
  • “Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes” Francis Bacon
  • “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats” Voltaire
  • “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them” Bernard M Baruch
  • “It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella til it rains” Alice Caldwell Rice
  • “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow” Swedish proverb
  • “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you” Dale Carnegie
  • “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory” Albert Schweitzer
  • “Failures are finger posters on the road to achievement” C.S. Lewis
  • “When written in Chinese the word ‘Crisis’ is composed to two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity” John F Kennedy
  • “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship” Benjamin Franklin
  • “Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil” Henry Fielding

Plenty more quotes in that little book, so to win one of 10 copies…

The QUESTION IS: Who was the Studio Manager at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War? (Clue, check out

THE CHANCE TO WIN? As I have somewhat of a love-affair with Twitter, I’ll be giving away 10 copies to a random set of ten Twitterers who Retweet the following entry:

RT @drbexl, Keep Calm and Carry On #kcco, MOI Studio Manager: [answer] (Answer/RT for chance to win 1 of 10)

The 10 winners will be announced via my Twitter on the afternoon of  Monday 20th July (GMT).  Winners will be sent their prizes direct from the publishers (they’ve said they’re happy to ship worldwide), but will need to email me names/addresses, which I will request via Twitter (I will pass them onto the publishers and won’t use them for other purposes).

By Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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