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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To everyone who steps the house of Christmas at the vaguest hint of New Year… The 24 days of rampant consumerism trust leads up to 25 December is called #Advent. The period from Boxing Day to 5/6 January is called #Christmas. Relax. Live it. Enjoy it.

To everyone who steps the house of Christmas at the vaguest hint of New Year… The 24 days of rampant consumerism trust leads up to 25 December is called #Advent. The period from Boxing Day to 5/6 January is called…

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2019 was a bit of a fallow year for me when it came to my writing. In 2020 I will vow to find some way to balance better my wrong with my illustration as my #MrTumnal trilogy reaches its conclusion… #ForgottenFriends #ImaginaryFriends #AlternativeOxford #amwriting

2019 was a bit of a fallow year for me when it came to my writing. In 2020 I will vow to find some way to balance better my wrong with my illustration as my #MrTumnal trilogy reaches its conclusion……

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Incredible way to see our the old year last night. @creationtheatre were at their finest once again for the #SnowQueen. Mr and Mrs Crow stole the show as they helped an incredible Gerda (@annabellemt) in her quest to defeat the evil Queen (@natasharickman – who did manage to make me feel sorry for her at the end). #NewYearsEve #theatre #regionaltheatre #theatreatitsbest

Incredible way to see our the old year last night. @creationtheatre were at their finest once again for the #SnowQueen. Mr and Mrs Crow stole the show as they helped an incredible Gerda (@annabellemt) in her quest to defeat the…

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Book Review of the Year: 2019

In 2019 I was devoting more and more time to my illustrating, much to the sacrifice of my writing. When it comes to my reading, I’ve kept it up, but I’ve been reading more longer books, and more non-fiction. I’ve…

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Me and my @bellafanella. She has severe heart problems, so I have to make the most of my girl and her big purr whilst I can… ♥️🐾🐈xx

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Just sobbed my way through the end of @21stcenturyyokel’s #RingTheHill. Descriptions of Dartington’s history and culture suddenly leading me in to the last days of The Bear and Shipley. Powerful stuff! #books📚 #naturewriting #memoir #naturalhistory #amreading @unbounders

Just sobbed my way through the end of @21stcenturyyokel’s #RingTheHill. Descriptions of Dartington’s history and culture suddenly leading me in to the last days of The Bear and Shipley. Powerful stuff! #books📚 #naturewriting #memoir #naturalhistory #amreading @unbounders

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