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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“Louis smiled, slightly more at ease by Kathryn’s reassurances. He wasn’t sure but he felt now that this might be someone who he wouldn’t mind looking through his music collection.” . When you realise that it could be love… #MrTumnal #booksforautumn #amreading

“Louis smiled, slightly more at ease by Kathryn’s reassurances. He wasn’t sure but he felt now that this might be someone who he wouldn’t mind looking through his music collection.” . When you realise that it could be love… #MrTumnal…

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As #DavidMitchell once said, “wouldn’t it be weird to discover you were related to someone fictional? You’d start to doubt your own existence.” #fiction #reality #imaginaryfriends #MrTumnal #PagesandCo @acaseforbooks #amreading

As #DavidMitchell once said, “wouldn’t it be weird to discover you were related to someone fictional? You’d start to doubt your own existence.” #fiction #reality #imaginaryfriends #MrTumnal #PagesandCo @acaseforbooks #amreading

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Illustrating the @madhatterbookshop in Burford was another epic labour of love and perspective with its situation on a hill to boot but I’m really happy with the result. What do you think? . If you like a #bookshop that sells both #hats as well as #books prints in three sizes, available both mounted and not, now: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/638101222/the-madhatter-bookshop-burford . #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Illustrating the @madhatterbookshop in Burford was another epic labour of love and perspective with its situation on a hill to boot but I’m really happy with the result. What do you think? ….

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • When I first started my #bookloversguidetobookshops project it seemed like such a good idea… . It still is a very good idea, but boy is it a lot of work! #bookshopsofinstagram #illustration #amillustrating @madhatterbookshop

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • When I first started my #bookloversguidetobookshops project it seemed like such a good idea… . It still is a very good idea, but boy is it a lot of work! #bookshopsofinstagram #illustration #amillustrating…

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Not a bad effort for an evening’s #amwriting. It’s early days but I have a funny feeling that #ForgottenFriends might be my best novel yet… . #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal #MrTumnal3

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Moved to my new office today with my greenhouse of plants, adjustable height desk, mini wall of the weird, and miniature ottoman chairs that @nickyanderton710 made. Back to open plan office after 9 years. Not since I left the lexicographer’s “morgue”… #changeisgood

Moved to my new office today with my greenhouse of plants, adjustable height desk, mini wall of the weird, and miniature ottoman chairs that @nickyanderton710 made. Back to open plan office after 9 years. Not since I left the lexicographer’s…

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