Buy Buy Baby

Helen MacKinven

What price tag would you put on a baby?

Set in and around Glasgow, Buy Buy Baby is a moving and funny story of life, loss and longing.
Packed full of bitchy banter, it follows the bittersweet quest of two very different women united by the same desire – they desperately want a baby.
Carol talks to her dog, has an expensive eBay habit and relies on wine to forget she’s no longer a mum following the death of her young son.
Cheeky besom Julia is career-driven and appears to have it all. But after disastrous attempts at internet dating, she feels there is a baby-shaped hole in her life.
In steps Dan, a total charmer with a solution to their problems.
But only if they are willing to pay the price, on every level…

Praise for Buy Buy Baby

‘Buy Buy Baby is energised by the biological clocks of its main characters, and deals with complex issues of grief, betrayal, abuse, ageing, donor anonymity and single parenthood.  A cracker of a read.’

Helen Fitzgerald


‘MacKinven weaves themes of domestic violence, new relationships, affairs and life after death into an interesting look at the pursuit of motherhood’

Naomi Frisby, The Writes of Woman


‘Buy Buy Baby confirms Helen MacKinven as one of the freshest and most distinctive regional voices in contemporary fiction’

Isabel Costello, On the Literary Sofa


‘Very accessible, entertaining and witty novel’

Anne Hamilton, Lothian Life

Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 7th July 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-00-6
Kindle version available