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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I was unhappy with the first #illustration of this jewel in the crown of #bookshops. So I drew it again and now have something that I think properly reflects how wonderful a shop @booksandink is. What do you think? . #bookshopsofinstagram #amillustrating #bookloversguidetobookshops

I was unhappy with the first #illustration of this jewel in the crown of #bookshops. So I drew it again and now have something that I think properly reflects how wonderful a shop @booksandink is. What do you think? ….

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Visited Barnabees Books and found, amongst other books, the missing book in my collection of Philippa Gregory’s #TudorCourt series. Also chatted to Tyona about books, bookshops, and soap and interested her in a print and matching business cards and postcards for the shop! . #bookaholic #authorsofinstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops

Visited Barnabees Books and found, amongst other books, the missing book in my collection of Philippa Gregory’s #TudorCourt series. Also chatted to Tyona about books, bookshops, and soap and interested her in a print and matching business cards and postcards…

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“One day I’ll probably trap myself behind a book wall for ever, but the way I look at is that I’ll be reading as I starve to death, so it’ll be okay. My to-read pile at this point split far beyond the shelves and far beyond sense, teetering in higgledy.” . #amreading @21stcenturyyokel #TomCox

“One day I’ll probably trap myself behind a book wall for ever, but the way I look at is that I’ll be reading as I starve to death, so it’ll be okay. My to-read pile at this point split far…

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#SummerReading for the bank holiday? Book 2, #TheImaginaryWife, is getting some excellent early reports but still missing it’s first #review… Have you read it, and if so, what did you think? . Both #books available on Amazon or from your chosen book supplier. If you’re near Oxfordshire @booksandink will be sure to order you in a copy! ????

#SummerReading for the bank holiday? Book 2, #TheImaginaryWife, is getting some excellent early reports but still missing it’s first #review… Have you read it, and if so, what did you think? . Both #books available on Amazon or from your…

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