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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Bella – a purrfect girl

Bella, small and beautiful Bella, a reminder of two weeks in Italy I had a photo of you and your brother, in my wallet during that holiday, and you came to live with me upon my return. You were always…

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Spent a day in the garden office today which included 3 hours of meetings and the running of a training course. An ill-timed ice cream van and a lawn mower did force me inside for some of it… #workingfromhome #gardenoffice #sohot #toohot

Spent a day in the garden office today which included 3 hours of meetings and the running of a training course. An ill-timed ice cream van and a lawn mower did force me inside for some of it… #workingfromhome #gardenoffice…

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Spent a day in the garden office today which included 3 hours of meetings and the running of a training course. An ill-timed ice cream van and a lawn mower did force me inside for some of it… #workingfromhome #gardenoffice #sohot #toohot

Spent a day in the garden office today which included 3 hours of meetings and the running of a training course. An ill-timed ice cream van and a lawn mower did force me inside for some of it… #workingfromhome #gardenoffice…

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I accidentally bought a book. No really, I know what you’re thinking, but this time I really did. I might have enquired about this preorder of a signed copy of #MegRosoff’s latest. Then today it arrives with an invoice. Still, at least I did support a good #indiebookseller… #shoplocsl #loveyourlocal #books #TheGreatGodden #amreading

I accidentally bought a book. No really, I know what you’re thinking, but this time I really did. I might have enquired about this preorder of a signed copy of #MegRosoff’s latest. Then today it arrives with an invoice. Still,…

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Day 3 Book challenge. Anna Shannon nominated to post the cover of 10 books that I have read, enjoyed and been influenced by. A book a day for ten days. No review, no explanation, just the cover. Each day I’ll ask a friend to do the same. Today I nominate @janerawson.

Day 3 Book challenge. Anna Shannon nominated to post the cover of 10 books that I have read, enjoyed and been influenced by. A book a day for ten days. No review, no explanation, just the cover. Each day I’ll…

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Day 2 Book challenge. Anna Shannon nominated to post the cover of 10 books that I have read, enjoyed and been influenced by. A book a day for ten days. No review, no explanation, just the cover. Each day I’ll ask a friend to do the same. Today I nominate @vnemma.

Day 2 Book challenge. Anna Shannon nominated to post the cover of 10 books that I have read, enjoyed and been influenced by. A book a day for ten days. No review, no explanation, just the cover. Each day I’ll…

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