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Susan Kay (born in 1953 in Manchester) is a writer.
She is most known for her book, Phantom, which expands upon the history of Erik, the hideous, brilliant character from Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, in an episodic format of seven chapters from different characters' points of view - first Erik's mother, immediately revolted by her own son; then Erik as a boy being exhibited as a circus freak; then Giovanni, a character of Kay's creation, who takes him in; then Nadir, known in Leroux's novel as the Persian, who is greatly expanded upon and gives an account of Erik in the bloodiest days of his life; then Erik, describing how he settled into his role as Phantom of the Opera; then a back-and-forth narrative between Erik and Christine Daae, whom he loves obsessively; and lastly, Raoul de Chagny, Erik's rival, giving the denouement.
Susan Kay did not travel to Iran to research the novel, although she did research in person at the Paris Opera House.
Her first novel was Legacy, about the life of Queen Elizabeth I and won a Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize and a Betty Trask Award in 1985.
She worked as a primary school teacher until leaving to bring up a family, and now ... [More From Freebase]

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Susan Kay Thomas passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in her home with her family by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at St Paul's Episcopal Church, ...

Eisenhower fetes Hubbard in unscripted event

In attendance was Carol Ammon and Dr. Marie Pinizzotto, Steve Balian and Jill Hanson, Miles and Sally Berger, Joyce Brandman, Bernie Butler, Carl and Diane Cardinalli, Michael and Jacquie Casey, Susan Ekins, Jim and Claire Gagan, Tom and Mel Gordon ...

EDITOR'S PICKS: 5 Things To Do Today in Framingham March 1

... Final Day of Far and Near: ​Today is the final day to see Lisa Barthelson and Kay Hartung art in the exhibit Far and Near at Fountain Street Fine Art gallery. Barthelson embraces the far-flung, desert landscape through monoprints and mixed media works.


In 1911, William Howard Taft was in the White House, Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition left Cape Evans for the South Pole and Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider on Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Meanwhile in Dassel ...

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Susan Kay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Susan Kay (born 1952) is a British writer, the author of two award-winning novels: Legacy and Phantom. Contents. [hide]. 1 Biography; 2 Bibliography ...

Phantom (Kay novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Phantom is a 1990 novel by Susan Kay, based on the Gaston Leroux novel The Phantom of the Opera. It is a biography of the title character, Erik. Susan Kay: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

$9.99. Kindle Edition. Legacy: The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England's Most Passionate Queen -- and the. $9.99. Kindle Edition. Books by Susan Kay ...

Susan Kay (Author of Phantom) - Goodreads

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