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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My local #indiebookshop just moved to a premises and I’m going to look forward to it filling up with more stock. Lots of books please! Books upon books, tables next to tables, I want to be able able to not move for books… . #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #illustration #amillustrating #illustratorsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops @colesbooksbicester

My local #indiebookshop just moved to a premises and I’m going to look forward to it filling up with more stock. Lots of books please! Books upon books, tables next to tables, I want to be able able to not…

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Saturday night sketching… seeing if I can finish off my #illustration of the new @colesbooksbicester which I visited today and purchased the new @echealey… . #amillustrating #books???? #bookshopsofinstagram #bookshops #bookloversguidetobookshops

Saturday night sketching… seeing if I can finish off my #illustration of the new @colesbooksbicester which I visited today and purchased the new @echealey… . #amillustrating #books???? #bookshopsofinstagram #bookshops #bookloversguidetobookshops

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It’s looking like another nice weekend to be out and relaxing in the garden or the local park. What are reading? . http://shepline.com/books/ . #amreading #books???? #summerreads #norsemythology #magicrealism #fantasy #ImaginaryFriends

It’s looking like another nice weekend to be out and relaxing in the garden or the local park. What are reading? . Books . #amreading #books???? #summerreads #norsemythology #magicrealism #fantasy #ImaginaryFriends

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If your Dad was 22 when you were born because his life goes in 11s but by the time he was 33 you were already 13 because things were already broken what with you being a boy not a girl at what age could you be a grandma to an 18 year old and how old would your Dad be? #fairies #amplotting #ImaginaryFriends

If your Dad was 22 when you were born because his life goes in 11s but by the time he was 33 you were already 13 because things were already broken what with you being a boy not a girl…

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Thought that it was about time to draw the #bookshop that’s on my own patch. And seeing as how @colesbooksbicester have just moved to a new location now seems to be the right time… . #illustration #amillustrating #illustratorsofinstagram #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops

Thought that it was about time to draw the #bookshop that’s on my own patch. And seeing as how @colesbooksbicester have just moved to a new location now seems to be the right time… . #illustration #amillustrating #illustratorsofinstagram #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops

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