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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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • Blackwell’s Bookshop Selling as part of #artistsupportpledge created by @matthewburrowstudio. Each #illustration will be £200 or below (not including postage and framing if required) and every time I reach £1000 I promise to buy another artists piece for £200. DM me if you are interested. Thanks! • • • Two years ago I began a project to create an illustrated #BookloversGuideToBookshops, and @blackwelloxford has to be the biggest bookshop of the lot. • • • Blackwell’s Bookshop Oxford Pen & Ink 10×6” £200 • • • #artistsupportpledge #supportartists #penandink #bookshops #indiebookselleres #bookshops #artistsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #contemporaryartist #support #artist #lockdown #lockdown2020

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • Blackwell’s Bookshop Selling as part of #artistsupportpledge created by @matthewburrowstudio. Each #illustration will be £200 or below (not including postage and framing if required) and every time I reach £1000 I promise to…

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Birthday book haul is in. Thanks again to @vnemma, @jefferyshelen77, @shepherd_ij, @andyshepherdwriter, and my parents-in-law. Going to enjoy reading @simonarmitage_official, @kiran_mh, @joannechocolat, @charliemackesy, @dara_mcanulty, and @nataliehaynesauthor #amreading #books📚

Birthday book haul is in. Thanks again to @vnemma, @jefferyshelen77, @shepherd_ij, @andyshepherdwriter, and my parents-in-law. Going to enjoy reading @simonarmitage_official, @kiran_mh, @joannechocolat, @charliemackesy, @dara_mcanulty, and @nataliehaynesauthor #amreading #books📚

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Ventured into the office for the first time today to collect something for work, and did #OperationPlantRescue whilst I have it. We now have a plant hospital of wafes and strays to care for. Only one fatality, one in intensive care, and two in critical condition…

Ventured into the office for the first time today to collect something for work, and did #OperationPlantRescue whilst I have it. We now have a plant hospital of wafes and strays to care for. Only one fatality, one in intensive…

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1. The Beatles – Paperback Writer 2. Vampire Weekend – We Belong Together* 3. Julie Delpy – Mr Unhappy 4. Maurice André / Hayden – Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, I 5. Kerry Ellis – Defying Gravity 6. Bizet – Entr’acte, Carmen Act III 7. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, Andante sostenuto 8. Vampire Weekend – Stranger . Book: The Complete Oxford English Dictionary (20 volume set) Luxury: A lifetime’s supply of notebooks, and a magical ink pen that never runs dry . #MyDesertIslandDiscs #DesertIslandDiscsChallenge

1. The Beatles – Paperback Writer 2. Vampire Weekend – We Belong Together* 3. Julie Delpy – Mr Unhappy 4. Maurice André / Hayden – Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, I 5. Kerry Ellis – Defying Gravity 6. Bizet…

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