Mr Tumnal

Everyone has an idea of their ideal family. Not everyone’s become real

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A little bit about T E Shepherd

T E Shepherd is the author of magic realism stories set in our, or closely-related, worlds. His debut novel, The End Of All Worlds, was released in 2012. His second novel, and the first in the Imaginary Friends trilogy, Mr Tumnal, was published in 2014. The second instalment, The Imaginary Wife will be launched in April 2018 at the 4th Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. Summers In Winter, launched Summer 2015, is a companion piece to the Imaginary Friends series, and available for free by signing up to his newsletter. You can find out about upcoming releases by following on Twitter, liking on Facebook, or by joining the mailing list.

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  The Imaginary Wife

The Imaginary Wife

How would you feel if you discovered you were the imaginary creation of your best friend?

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This book should have been called P is Ptarmigan but in all other respects its perfect. Thank you @vnemma for encouraging my weird brain and Lucy Titley for finding it! #amreading #theworstalphabetbookever #Pisforpterodactyl

This book should have been called P is Ptarmigan but in all other respects its perfect. Thank you @vnemma for encouraging my weird brain and Lucy Titley for finding it! #amreading #theworstalphabetbookever #Pisforpterodactyl

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@elena_tsang was talking to me today about her love of Hello Kitty, and I had to mention how I gave @vnemma space in my booklined study to display it…

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Snow… 🌨😃

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Marie Kondo might say that you should have no more than 30 books in your house and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you happiness, but I think that if you only have 30 books that bring you happiness then you are deeply sad and unhappy #books @mariekondo

Marie Kondo might say that you should have no more than 30 books in your house and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you happiness, but I think that if you only have 30 books that bring you happiness…

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I still can’t believe that doctor refused to write down ptarmigan as a word beginning with p… #ptarmigan . #Repost @bbcspringwatch • • • • • Happy Monday guys! What a fabulous ptarmigan! 😍 ✨ These masters of the mountain slopes are perfectly equipped to deal with the cold. Their feet act as snowshoes and are covered in feathers to keep them warm! Even their eyelids, nostrils and legs have feathers for extra insulation! ✨ Gorgeous! ✨ Image credit: Paul Jesset via Flickr

I still can’t believe that doctor refused to write down ptarmigan as a word beginning with p… #ptarmigan . #Repost @bbcspringwatch • • • • • Happy Monday guys! What a fabulous ptarmigan! 😍 ✨ These masters of the mountain…

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Lots of new music on the stands tonight at @abingdonconcertband, and you know our next Storytelling concert is going to be a good one when there’s the theme to my own #MrTumnal to play. Sorry oboes (@laurapicklechop and Mary) for the solo but it’s what @vnemma heard and transcribed and was in my head even though I didn’t know it. And thank you @neilbrownless for making it real.

Lots of new music on the stands tonight at @abingdonconcertband, and you know our next Storytelling concert is going to be a good one when there’s the theme to my own #MrTumnal to play. Sorry oboes (@laurapicklechop and Mary) for…

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When I saw this carousel book in the precious books cabinet at @booksandink it was like a blast from the past. The tale of Jack and the Beanstalk that you can really look into that I remember having (and losing ☹) in my childhood. Illustrated by Irana Shepherd (!!) they really don't make books like this anymore... #bookshopday #amreading #peepshowbooks

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