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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Okay, I’m looking for the names of brother and sister #fairies/#huldufólk children for my next novel. If there’s a reference to old English myth then so much the better… #amplotting #amwriting #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal3

Okay, I’m looking for the names of brother and sister #fairies/#huldufólk children for my next novel. If there’s a reference to old English myth then so much the better… #amplotting #amwriting #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal3

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#Repost @kiran_mh • • • • • OMG OMG OMG LOOK WHAT IS HERE! Still pinching myself I’m in this extraordinary atlas alongside so many heroes. Though should maybe have rethought letting them put the terrible plot map for #TheGirlOfInkAndStars, in alongside some of the finest works of history. My essay in this is about how drawing that map was the first step to charting my way out of a darkness I’d lived in for years. There were many factors, but I’m forever grateful to writing for helping lift me out of my depression and giving me a new life. #TheWritersMap is out from @thamesandhudson on the 4th October, same day as #TheWayPastWinter.

http://shepline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/42572073_306185920192310_2111241575790018560_n.mp4 #Repost @kiran_mh • • • • • OMG OMG OMG LOOK WHAT IS HERE! Still pinching myself I’m in this extraordinary atlas alongside so many heroes. Though should maybe have rethought letting them put the terrible plot map for…

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Drawing this afternoon and cooking this evening whilst listening to a new audiobook. It’s rather good. “Louis existed, and Sarah existed. But Sarah had no father, and Louis had no child.” I wonder who wrote this… #MrTumnal

Drawing this afternoon and cooking this evening whilst listening to a new audiobook. It’s rather good. “Louis existed, and Sarah existed. But Sarah had no father, and Louis had no child.” I wonder who wrote this… #MrTumnal

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Today I got meat from the butchers, some photos printed from our local independent photographers, used the library to get son A3 printing done to help with a commission, and got loads of veg from the stall in the main street. Love our little town. #loveBicester❤

Today I got meat from the butchers, some photos printed from our local independent photographers, used the library to get son A3 printing done to help with a commission, and got loads of veg from the stall in the main…

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It’s finished! The half-timbered nature of this building has made drawing Barton’s Bookshop both a pleasure and a challenge. . Available to order now from my @etsyuk shop in three sizes: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/645577485/bartons-bookshop-leatherhead . #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating

It’s finished! The half-timbered nature of this building has made drawing Barton’s Bookshop both a pleasure and a challenge. . Available to order now from my @etsyuk shop in three sizes: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/645577485/bartons-bookshop-leatherhead . #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops #illustration #amillustrating

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