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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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She was born December 22, 1955 in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of George E. and C. Eileen (Knittle) Rice. On November 2, 1974 she married Roger W. Baksa who survives. She was a member of Convoy Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, ...

Public opinion divided over South Shore Hospital merger deal

Christopher Loh, a spokesman for Coakley's office defended the deal, saying it did more to rein in Partners' growth than trying to sue to block the South Shore Hospital merger. Page 2 of 2 - “We are confident that this consent judgment does more to ...

TO YOUR HEALTH: July 2

The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Volunteers sought to tend garden at Women's Park

Kay Fisher, one of the original board members, described herself as the “financial person” involved in the Women's Park. The park, occupying a quarter acre next to city hall, was developed by the Upton Association to salute women. That seems only ...



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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. 1 Biography; 2 Bibliography; 3 References ...

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 (Author of Phantom) - Goodreads

Susan Kay (b. 1953) is a writer.She is most known for her book, Phantom, which expands upon the history of Erik, the character from Gaston Leroux's The...

Amazon.com: Susan Kay: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Legacy: The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England's Most Passionate Queen -- and the Three Men Who Loved Her by Susan Kay (Jul 1, 2010). (88) ...



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