Hutchinson is to publish a book by Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke.
Rules for a Knight is set in 1483 and tells the story of Cornish knight Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, who is about to write into battle.
“On the eve of his departure, fearing he might die, he composes a letter to his young children, consisting of 20 virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life; the lessons, large and small, that he would like to impart to them,” said Hutchinson.
“Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics, an intimate record of triumphs, failures and aspirations, and a testament to a father’s love.”
The book will be illustrated by Hawke’s wife Ryan Hawke.
Publishing director Jocasta Hamilton acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Rules for a Knight from Elizabeth Sheinkman on behalf of Eric Simonoff at WME.
Hamilton said: “Executed with wit and elegance, Rules for a Knight is a parable for all ages which has the potential to become a classic. With the appeal of an Arthurian legend and the economy of Aesop, it draws on Eastern and Western philosophy and literature. I think we all need to be reminded, as well as taught, how to live.”
Rules for a Knight will be published as a £10 hardback by Hutchinson on 12th November.
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