'Timely' book on moral courage in public life to JKP

'Timely' book on moral courage in public life to JKP

Jessica Kingsley is to publish a "very timely" book exploring the need for moral courage in public life this summer.

The publisher holds world rights to the title.

"One year on from Brexit, and with government policies under increasing moral scrutiny, this book has never been more needed", the publisher said. "The Moral Heart of Public Service explores the meaning of morality in today’s public service, and how we can rekindle it. This forward-thinking book will be an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with keeping moral courage in public life alive".

Edited by Claire Foster-Gilbert of the Westminster Abbey Institute, the book brings together essays and lectures from eminent figures, including the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese, historian Peter Hennessy, former First Secretary of State William Hague and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

Senior commissioning editor Natalie Watson said: “We are excited and proud to be working with the Westminster Abbey Institute on this engaging book. As the country prepares for an uncertain Brexit and shortly after a contentious General Election, the contributions are extremely timely. As a publisher, JKP is committed to publishing ‘books that make a difference’, and I am confident that The Moral Heart of Public Service will challenge discussion and spur all involved in public life into action for the sake of the common good.”

The Moral Heart of Public Service will be published on 21st June supported by a "high-profile" publicity campaign.