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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It’s been too long since we’ve visited Douglas á l’Orange at his Jubilee Lake home and we didn’t realise that adult ducks lose their bright colours again at this time of year. He’s still there! We ❤ Douglas! @vnemma #duck????

It’s been too long since we’ve visited Douglas á l’Orange at his Jubilee Lake home and we didn’t realise that adult ducks lose their bright colours again at this time of year. He’s still there! We ❤ Douglas! @vnemma #duck????

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???? it’s #internationalcatday????! ???? . I have lived with eleven cats in my life to date and they’re all very special: Tess, Bramble, Pepper, Bella*, Arthur*, Ronnie, Nellie, William*, Scooter*, Blini*, and Aslan*. ????❤???? . *Still with us. . #lovecats #catsofinstagram #catsagram #cats

???? it’s #internationalcatday????! ???? . I have lived with eleven cats in my life to date and they’re all very special: Tess, Bramble, Pepper, Bella*, Arthur*, Ronnie, Nellie, William*, Scooter*, Blini*, and Aslan*. ????❤???? . *Still with us. . #lovecats…

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I’m actually, genuinely pleased, with how this one has turned out. I just hope I’ve done it justice… what do you think? @blackwellsoxford #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating

I’m actually, genuinely pleased, with how this one has turned out. I just hope I’ve done it justice… what do you think? @blackwellsoxford #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating

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#Repost @ebbandflobookshop • • • • • ‘If you are the sort of person who feels soothed by the shipping forecast’, yes that’s me, ‘you’ll love this book about our shores.’ Couldn’t have put it better myself, thank you @guardian ! We’ve a pile at the bookshop for you to pick up before you hit the coast #summerhols #indiebookshop #totallylocallychorley

#Repost @ebbandflobookshop • • • • • ‘If you are the sort of person who feels soothed by the shipping forecast’, yes that’s me, ‘you’ll love this book about our shores.’ Couldn’t have put it better myself, thank you @guardian…

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Woody went speed dating today to see if we could hook him up with a new girlfriend as he has visibly been lonely and pining for Cecily. Meet the bunny formerly known as Snowflake. We’ve decided to repay the honour that my Icelandic cousins gave @vnemma when they named a cat Emma, so meet Drífa (snowdrift In Icelandic) @drifaadals #bunnies???? #bunnylove❤

Woody went speed dating today to see if we could hook him up with a new girlfriend as he has visibly been lonely and pining for Cecily. Meet the bunny formerly known as Snowflake. We’ve decided to repay the honour…

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