Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Sherlock Holmes shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Tom Bingham wins Orwell Book Prize

18th May 2011

Tom Bingham, who died last September, has been named winner of the Orwell Book Prize 2011 for The Rule of Law.

The prize is awarded each year to a book that comes closest to George Orwell's own vision of 'turning political writing into art', with Bingham's work chosen by the judges for its 'incise, wise and clear' approach

In the book, Bingham traces the origins of the phrase 'the rule of law' and its relationship with sovereignty and society, setting out eight conditions to capture its essence.

The judges commented: 'It addresses the questions of freedom and order that are not only at the heart of our national debate, but touch on the upheavals around the world. And freedom and order are, of course, central to Orwell's own work.'

Other winners at this year's Orwell awards included Jenni Russell, who scooped the journalism prize for columns published in the Guardian and The Sunday Times, and blogger Graeme Archer, for his posts on the ConservativeHome website. 

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Graphic Novel Gifts
01/12/2016

Matt from our web team shares his great graphic novel gifts, that will make someone's Christmas extra special.

#FoylesFive: Stocking Fillers
28/11/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch fills us with Christmas cheer, and is on hand to help fill your Christmas stockings with gorgeous books.

#FoylesFave: Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales by Cory Godbey
25/11/2016

If, like Andi, Labyrinth is one of your favourite films, you won't want to miss this gorgeous book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd