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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 also held a master degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master of fine arts from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Susan was a professor of English and creative writing, teaching at Warren Wilson College in North ...

Turnout stats shed new light on election law changes

Susan Myrick, elections policy analyst with the conservative Civitas Institute think tank in Raleigh, said the figures show, "Turnout was actually not impacted in a negative manner at all with the new provisions ... especially in the African-American ...

Real estate transactions Dec. 22, 2014

$1,050,000 Cook James Philip, Cook Susan Cooling to Claflin Bruce L, Claflin Karen C, Bruce and Karen Claflin Family Trust, Claflin Bruce Family Trust, Claflin Karen Trust, Lot 1 Knightsbridge, O.R. Book 02548 Page 2777, Dec. 12. $940,000 Poseidon ...

How NC's US Senators voted this past week

Richard Burr R-NC, Sen. Kay Hagan D-NC. •SENATE RULES AND BILL REVISION: The Senate has sustained a ruling rejecting a motion sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., regarding the Carl Levin and Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act ...



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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.

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

$21.44. Paperback. 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

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...



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