Mr Tumnal

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

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About me

Derbyshire born. Suffolk bred. Lives in the shires.

T E Shepherd is an author/illustrator. He writes magic realism 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 in the series, The Imaginary Wife, was published in 2018, and he's currently working on the final instalment, Forgotten Friends. He is also a landscape artist, and is currently working on a project with Erica Smith aka. the Bookshop Blogger to illustrate his way round the country to produce The Booklover's Guide to Bookshops. 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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With the peaceful quiet, reduction of transport, and clean and clearness to the air I’m really hoping that when all this over we don’t completely go back to “normal”… . #lockdown #coronavirus #change #ClimateChange #ThingsCanBeDifferent @chrisgpackham2 @gretathunberg

With the peaceful quiet, reduction of transport, and clean and clearness to the air I’m really hoping that when all this over we don’t completely go back to “normal”… . #lockdown #coronavirus #change #ClimateChange #ThingsCanBeDifferent @chrisgpackham2 @gretathunberg

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Thank you to @vnemma for the yummy #WorkFromHome lunch (all the better for being eaten in the garden). Whilst under #lockdown we might not be yet to the point of rationing, but Fadge actually really nice and can be made with any excess potatoes from the evening before… . #fadge #rations #coronavirus

Thank you to @vnemma for the yummy #WorkFromHome lunch (all the better for being eaten in the garden). Whilst under #lockdown we might not be yet to the point of rationing, but Fadge actually really nice and can be made…

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In lots of theatres, there is a tradition; whenever the theatre is empty to leave at least one light on. Typically on a stand in the centre of the stage, this light is known as the ghost light. There are many stories about its origin- but it’s meaning is unmistakable. It means though the theatre is empty, WE WILL RETURN. . Let’s leave those festive lights on for the duration of or current situation, as as reminder that we will get through this… . #coronavirus #Covid19

In lots of theatres, there is a tradition; whenever the theatre is empty to leave at least one light on. Typically on a stand in the centre of the stage, this light is known as the ghost light. There are…

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So glad that I was able to give my mummy a Mother’s Day lunch a few week’s ago. And thank you to @arena_flowers for the gorgeous flowers that I sent her. I would love to have seen my Mum today but in these weird, scary times the best gift you can give is to stay away. #StayAtHome #MothersDay2020

So glad that I was able to give my mummy a Mother’s Day lunch a few week’s ago. And thank you to @arena_flowers for the gorgeous flowers that I sent her. I would love to have seen my Mum today…

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