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 • • • • • • Bicester Zoo Pizza and #HisDarkMaterials to round off an enjoyable and exhausting weekend. Extra special thanks to @vnemma for sticking with me in all weathers and the cold to help me in my first market at @cogges in spite of her M.E. Thank you too for @beth_johnson_jewellery, Sue the silversmith from @the_woodland_witch, @chickenrunstudio and the other sellers from our corner of the farmyard and various gazebo-wrestling.

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • Bicester Zoo Pizza and #HisDarkMaterials to round off an enjoyable and exhausting weekend. Extra special thanks to @vnemma for sticking with me in all weathers and the cold to help me in…

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Thank you to @kavalociraptor for encouraging me into my first fair selling my drawings. Exhausted but proud of myself after the weekend – and possibly a little flat now it’s all over (until the next one). @rach.h.art’s sheep baubal takes pride of place on our tree…

Thank you to @kavalociraptor for encouraging me into my first fair selling my drawings. Exhausted but proud of myself after the weekend – and possibly a little flat now it’s all over (until the next one). @rach.h.art’s sheep baubal takes…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • Cogges Looking forward to taking these and my other artwork and books to @cogges Christmas Market this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. It would be great to see you there. #illustration #ChristmasMarkets #christmas🎄

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • Cogges Looking forward to taking these and my other artwork and books to @cogges Christmas Market this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. It would be great to see you there….

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • My range of greetings cards, including my Christmas card have arrived. Looking forward to unleashing these babies on the public! @oxford_waterstones @blackwellbooks @bodleianlibs @sheldoniantheatre @hertfordcollege @blenheimpalace @eynshamhall @cogges

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • • My range of greetings cards, including my Christmas card have arrived. Looking forward to unleashing these babies on the public! @oxford_waterstones @blackwellbooks @bodleianlibs @sheldoniantheatre @hertfordcollege @blenheimpalace @eynshamhall @cogges

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