The book is suitable for the general reader with no wish to acquire a critical understanding of the concept of the rule of law, and even as preliminary reading for students preparing to study law at university or a graduate conversion course for non-law graduates wishing to qualify as a lawyer. It is well written and gives a good summary of British constitutional history. But it signally fails to provide a credible theoretical discussion of the subject. Bingham's responses to the arguments of academic philosophers of law, such as Joseph Raz, are wholly inadequate. I was disappointed.