Meet Archie Nolan, the donor-conceived detective

Archie Nolan, the main character, is a science-obsessed schoolboy whose world is turned upside down when his teacher tells his class to research their family tree and report back on what they find. That raises the prospect of him revealing what until now he has kept a secret from his friends: that his mum and dad used other people’s eggs and sperm to create him and his twin sister Jemima. The book is aimed at eight-to-12-year-olds, as eight is the age from which donor-conceived children usually start to ask their parents searching questions about their origins.

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