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An ex-member of Mensa (bored!),Andrea Frazer is married, with four grown-up children, and lives in the Dordogne with her husband Tony and their seven cats. She has wanted to write since she first began to read at the age of five, but has been a little busy raising a family and working as a lecturer in Greek (she has a Fellowship Diploma in Greek), and teaching music.
Apart from writing, Andrea continues to teach music, and now also teaches French to ex-pats.
Her interests include playing several instruments (but not all at the same time!), reading, and choral singing (she sings with two choirs in a nearby town). In her spare time, she breathes!

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Slipping Through the Cracks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
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A CHRISTMAS SHORT GHOST STORY A young single mum with two young daughters has resorted to taking in old people over the winter months to make ends meet. An elderly man on his second cold weather visit to their home adds a whiff of the supernatural and completely changes their future.
A Pair of Shorts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From the sublime to the ridiculous! This pairing of stories certainly seems to cover that statement, with a story set in Hades and steeped in sin, alongside one about the season of goodwill to all and general happiness. I like the contrast. I hope you do too. The Best Christmas Ever Miss Goody Two-Shoes and the Devil
Miss Goody Two-Shoes and the Devil
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A pebble plinks on the vast black glass dome that serves Hell and it's environs as a sky, a precursor that there is trouble in the earthly realm. The Devil is incensed as he realises that there is 'one without sin' abroad: a situation that calls for immediate action of the most radical kind, if he is to save that soul from purity and sully it with hellish deeds!
The Best Christmas Ever
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Christmas Eve has arrived and the whole world, it seems, is intent on doing the very last of the last-minute Christmas shopping. In some, the day brings out unexpected acts of kindness, where others are left unmoved. This story views the day through the eyes of a 'gentleman of the road', shuffling his way from an early morning rude awakening to a magical end as the day draws to a close.
Sebastian Snail - Interior Decorator
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Sebastian Snail has just finished decorating his hall.He decides he has done a magnificent job,and ought to advertise his services and good taste to others.What he fails to realise is that his hall only looks fantastic because of all the hard work his butler Snodgrass Hopper has put in cleaning up.With Caruthers Caterpillar, the over-confident snail starts a job that could land them in big trouble
Sebastian Snail on the Treasure Trail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A bored Sebastian Snail decides to sort through the stuff in the attic of his stately home. As he sorts through things long forgotten, he finds an old map which looks like a treasure map. Along with his friend,Caruthers Caterpillar,he hatches a plan to find the treasure,but without interference from his snooty butler,Snodgrass Hopper.And so,they set out with the map,with no idea what lies ahead!
Sebastian Snail - Private Detective
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Sebastian Snail was bored. As usual! But when his friend Caruthers Caterpillar had ALL his boots stolen one night, Sebastian realised that this was a job for Sebastian Snail-Private Detective. Bobby Bluebottle, the Meadow Lea policeman, is not interested in catching the criminals, so Sebastian decides to solve the mystery himself. He soon works out who took them, but will he catch the culprits?
A Christmas Ear-Noz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
The Ear-Noz had no idea what a Christmas was, or snow, but he was about to find out, as his first December with the Barraclough family arrived! He was about to discover twinkly lights, snowballs, and singing - the Ear-Noz way!
Sebastian Snail - Ghost Hunter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Sebastian Snail is a very bored snail, and has always wanted to be famous. At Halloween,after throwing a big party for all his friends,he decides to go ghost hunting with his best friend,Caruthers Caterpillar. At dead-of-night,they set off into the dark, in search of witches and ghosts,and things that go bump in the night!And they're headed for Halloween House - a house that is said to be haunted!
The Ear-Noz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Ear-Noz just happened! Suddenly he was just there! He appeared at the end of the bed one morning, and caused mess, trouble and chaos wherever he went. This meant that Daniel and Emma had a lot of extra work to do,to keep him a secret from Mum and Dad. What would happen if they ever saw him? They'd get grounded for a hundred years! They had to keep their magical friend a secret!
A Fresh of Breath Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,360. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by manoirdecrapaud. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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This is the tale of a couple who have always dreamed of moving from the town to the country. By the time they have accumulated four children, they finally make this move, and find that their lives are more interesting and unexpected than they had ancitipated, with chickens and giddy goats added to the mix; not to mention the local ghost and the eccentrics who live in their new village.


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  • How to Get a Cheap Book Cover on May 15, 2012

    Before getting this book I knew virtually nothing about buying images and was really struggling to get anything useful out of Gimp. Having read this book I have now designed and published 5 book covers. Best money I have spent this year!