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 • • • • • The #bookloversguidetobookshops was always going to feature the King of Hay’s @richardboothsbookshop with all its fiddly architectural details. Its also the #bookshopsofinstagram that has had the original sold even before it was started. I’m looking forward to seeing it go to its new home, but prints are still available: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/723656644/richard-booths-bookshop-hay-on-wye #illustration #amillustrating

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • The #bookloversguidetobookshops was always going to feature the King of Hay’s @richardboothsbookshop with all its fiddly architectural details. Its also the #bookshopsofinstagram that has had the original sold even before it was started….

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Fond farewell yesterday to @booksandink in its Banbury location. Here’s to many years to come Winchcombe. Don’t change anything except the location, @samthebook. #indiebooksellers #shoplocal #loveyourlocal @booksaremybag

Fond farewell yesterday to @booksandink in its Banbury location. Here’s to many years to come Winchcombe. Don’t change anything except the location, @samthebook. #indiebooksellers #shoplocal #loveyourlocal @booksaremybag

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Visited @samthebook on her last day in Banbury. It’s not every day that you are presented with a present from your favourite bookseller. Looking forward already to visiting @booksandink when it opens in Winchcombe! #indiebooksellers #shoplocal #loveyourlocal

Visited @samthebook on her last day in Banbury. It’s not every day that you are presented with a present from your favourite bookseller. Looking forward already to visiting @booksandink when it opens in Winchcombe! #indiebooksellers #shoplocal #loveyourlocal

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Illustrating #RadcliffeCamera has to have been one of my biggest challenges to date, and I’m really pleased with how its come out. ••• You can now buy the original drawing or order prints from as little as £18! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/720267002/radcliffe-camera-oxford #Oxford #landmarks #illustration #amillustrating @bodleianlibs

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Illustrating #RadcliffeCamera has to have been one of my biggest challenges to date, and I’m really pleased with how its come out. ••• You can now buy the original drawing or order prints…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • And its done. Oxford’s #RadcliffeCamera is complete. Prints and original will be going on sale very soon. What do you think? #Oxford #landmarks #illustration #amillustrating @bodleianlibs @weloveoxford

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • And its done. Oxford’s #RadcliffeCamera is complete. Prints and original will be going on sale very soon. What do you think? #Oxford #landmarks #illustration #amillustrating @bodleianlibs @weloveoxford

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I was talking to @booksandink about Chester Cricket’s adventures and about #GeorgeSelden’s other book Oscar Lobster’s Fair Exchange. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Absolute classics. #books #amreading #ChildhoodFavourites

I was talking to @booksandink about Chester Cricket’s adventures and about #GeorgeSelden’s other book Oscar Lobster’s Fair Exchange. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Absolute classics. #books #amreading #ChildhoodFavourites

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