[MEDIA] Keep calm and carry on: a slogan for an age of crisis in @ConversationUK

With my book officially released today, I wrote a piece for The Conversation ('Academic rigour, journalistic flair'). The piece starts: The slogan Keep Calm and Carry On has been ubiquitous within newspaper headlines in 2017 as the UK careered from one crisis to another. It seems to sum up a very British character – yet it is used the world over to represent the fight against adversity. Some people may be getting sick of it…

[WRITER] The book ARRIVES! #KeepCalmandCarryOn

It's a thrill that never really gets less exciting! You know you've written the text, seen various edits and temporary layouts, but to actually hold THE BOOK in your hands is very exciting - and my 'complimentary copy' arrived from the Imperial War Museum today! I'm tired, my body is fighting the infections, but the book is HERE! You can buy from the Imperial War Museum or Amazon, or all the usual outlets officially from 26th October…

[MEDIA] Keep Calm and Carry On: The Wartime slogan that became a motto for our times in @Daily_Express

So, we're at a full circle. In 2009, I was quoted in the Daily Express (drawing from my PhD thesis) about Keep Calm and Carry On, which only a couple of days before a friend had alerted me was making waves. I thought this was highly amusing, as the poster had not been used in the Second World War, although the other two posters in the series had, and I'd written about them extensively in…

[MEDIA] Discussing #KeepCalm and Carry On with @JonHarle1 on @BBCNewcastle

Featured on Today's North East, I discuss my new book (with the Imperial War Museum), and the story of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Clip one features a short extract plus a conversation the station had with Stuart Manley from Barter Books. Clip two features my interview - extracted from this programme: If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here https://chirb.it/6y7pzy Check this out on Chirbit If you can not see…

[MEDIA] Discussing #KeepCalm with @BBCWM, @BBC_Cumbria and @JamesHazell

You may recognise some of the information in radio interviews from my blog post from yesterday, and from the MMU press release, but finally, later this month, my book Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth About the Poster, is published by the Imperial War Musuem. Here's three live radio interviews I did this morning (just waiting for BBC Radio Newcastle to air): If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here https://chirb.it/aDs2FF Check…