T.E. Shepherd

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I was born and grew up in Lowestoft, Suffolk before moving to Cheshire to study a degree in Creative Arts. Having worked as an electronic production editor for science and academic publishers in Oxford, I now work as a Web and Digital Media Officer for a top modern university. I live in Oxfordshire with my wife Emma and our seven cats, four chickens, two bunnies and a hamster.

I'm different. I'm not your usual person. Lots of people can say that about themselves but with me it’s true. Just ask my wife! I only discovered how different in the last ten years when I discovered that I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which is on the mild end of the autism spectrum. In subtle, subconscious ways it affects my writing. For someone who is, on occasion, some
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T.E. Shepherd Simply, it was a miss-hearing during a car share commute. I said, "It's very autumnal today.". My friend misheard me and asked me: "Who's Mr Tumnal?"

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Simply, it was a miss-hearing during a car share commute. I said, "It's very autumnal today.". My friend misheard me and asked me: "Who's Mr Tumnal?"

We spent the next 45 minutes of the drive to work working out who Mr Tumnal was... (less)
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The End Of All Worlds

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#tbt to that time in 2001 when a bunch of strangers met up at one of Iceland's top tourist attractions to build these steps that every bit as deep as they are wide. They were still there in 2012, so... good job well done I guess? @philippajane97 @heathermarples @palooka_ville #iceland #svartifoss #skaftafell

#tbt to that time in 2001 when a bunch of strangers met up at one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions to build these steps that every bit as deep as they are wide. They were still there in 2012, so… good job well done I guess? @philippajane97 @heathermarples @palooka_ville #iceland #svartifoss #skaftafell

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“There Laura spent many happy hours, supposed to be picking fruit for jam, but for the better part of the time reading or dreaming. One corner, overhung by a Samson tree and walled in with bushes and flowers, she called her 'green study'.”
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