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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Today’s exploits involved the Bainton Bucknell Loop which turned out to be 8 miles in 40 minutes (inc. photo stops) in glorious weather and quiet countryside… #DailyExercise #coronavirus #lockdown . Anyone know of any good distance tracker apps?

Today’s exploits involved the Bainton Bucknell Loop which turned out to be 8 miles in 40 minutes (inc. photo stops) in glorious weather and quiet countryside… #DailyExercise #coronavirus #lockdown . Anyone know of any good distance tracker apps?

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I’m bringing to wonder whether @lucy.mangan and I actually share the exact same library of childrens books. Once again, just from her description here I know that this is my edition of #TheLionTheWitchandtheWardrobe… #books #Bookworm #Narnia #amreading

I’m bringing to wonder whether @lucy.mangan and I actually share the exact same library of childrens books. Once again, just from her description here I know that this is my edition of #TheLionTheWitchandtheWardrobe… #books #Bookworm #Narnia #amreading

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My bike with the big wheels has been off-road for two long with a puncture in the rear wheel because no was under the impression they were hard to do. Worse, I’ve had an inner tube waiting for years. . Today I fixed it myself, and got my bike back on the road… #LifeInLockdown #lockdown #coronavirus

My bike with the big wheels has been off-road for two long with a puncture in the rear wheel because no was under the impression they were hard to do. Worse, I’ve had an inner tube waiting for years. ….

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Love the fact that whilst reading @lucy.mangan’s description of the cover to #RoaldDahl’s #CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, I recognised it as the exact same edition as I remember falling in love with… #books #amreading #illustration #BookIllustration #FaithJaques

Love the fact that whilst reading @lucy.mangan’s description of the cover to #RoaldDahl’s #CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, I recognised it as the exact same edition as I remember falling in love with… #books #amreading #illustration #BookIllustration #FaithJaques

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