Mr Tumnal

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

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About me

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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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Possibly not since I #illustrated @rach.h.art’s windows in @waterstones_oxford have I enjoyed detailing every intricacy of shop display. #MurderandMayhem seems to have it all… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival @addymanbooks @bexturner23

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Possibly not since I #illustrated @rach.h.art’s windows in @waterstones_oxford have I enjoyed detailing every intricacy of shop display. #MurderandMayhem seems to have it all… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival @addymanbooks @bexturner23

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • #MurderandMayhem is a shop so creepy, just walking by the outside could send a shiver down your spine… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @addymanbooks @bookshopblogger @bexturner23

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • #MurderandMayhem is a shop so creepy, just walking by the outside could send a shiver down your spine… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @addymanbooks @bookshopblogger @bexturner23

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This is a great little book of mini-essays. The title says it all really. Basically read children’s books, and if you don’t believe me read this book, and then read some children’s books… @katherine.rundell #WhyYouShouldReadChildrensBooks #evenThoughYoyAreSoOldandWise #amreading

This is a great little book of mini-essays. The title says it all really. Basically read children’s books, and if you don’t believe me read this book, and then read some children’s books… @katherine.rundell #WhyYouShouldReadChildrensBooks #evenThoughYoyAreSoOldandWise #amreading

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“Ignore those who would call it escapism: it’s not escapism: it is findism. Children’s books are not a hiding place, they are a seeking place.” ~@katherine.rundell, Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise #amreading

“Ignore those who would call it escapism: it’s not escapism: it is findism. Children’s books are not a hiding place, they are a seeking place.” ~@katherine.rundell, Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • This was the shop where I found my twin loves of #RexWhistler and #EdwardArdizzone on adjacent shelves. @addymanbooks is a marvellous place, prints now available: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/714304273/addyman-books-hay-on-wye ••• #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival #indiebookshopweek

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • This was the shop where I found my twin loves of #RexWhistler and #EdwardArdizzone on adjacent shelves. @addymanbooks is a marvellous place, prints now available: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/714304273/addyman-books-hay-on-wye ••• #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Last month we had a great holiday in rural Shropshire (is there any other kind?), camping at Middle Woodbatch Farm where they have an old working granary, ripe for the drawing… ••• Prints available: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/700449726/old-granary-middle-woodbatch-farm ••• #farms #farmlife🚜 #camping #granary #illustrations #amillustrating #Shropshire #BishopsCastle

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Last month we had a great holiday in rural Shropshire (is there any other kind?), camping at Middle Woodbatch Farm where they have an old working granary, ripe for the drawing… ••• Prints…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • And we’re done. Who’s been to @addymanbooks in #hayonwye? It’s a most wonderful place that shelves my twin loves of #RexWhistler and #EdwardArdizzone on adjacent shelves… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival @bookshopblogger

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • And we’re done. Who’s been to @addymanbooks in #hayonwye? It’s a most wonderful place that shelves my twin loves of #RexWhistler and #EdwardArdizzone on adjacent shelves… #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating @hayfestival @bookshopblogger

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