Peter Taylor-Gooby OBE has held chairs at European, Chinese and Canadian universities and acted as advisor to Lloyds of London, the Treasury, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the UK Prime Minister. He has written thirty-three academic books and some three hundred articles. He comments:'Academic research helps me understand how our society is changing, but it doesn't deal with people's emotions and desires. I wrote The Baby Auction to explore how real people might feel and suffer and act in a world ruled by the law of the market - as ours increasingly is.'
(All from 5* Amazon Reviews);- I am not normally a fan of books that depict dystopian societies, as I find most of them are very superficial. However, the plot of The Baby Auction is worthy of an Orwell or Huxley classic, with its political and socio economic allegories. If you want mindless entertainment, don't bother with this. But if you want an intelligent read that challenges the way you think about the world, you will find this rewarding.;- A convincingly and complexly plotted dystopic novel with an absolutely up to date political analysis and message. Quite gripping; I read it in a single evening;- A very good story which moves at a cracking pace. Could be read on two levels - as that, or as a critique of the City and market capitalism. The whole outlook is optimistic and redemptive. You will enjoy it. It raises the spirits.;- A gripping story and a good read.