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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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Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay withdraws $18.5M debt override exclusion proposal

Mayor Susan Kay has withdrawn a proposed $18.5 million debt exclusion of Proposition 2 ½ to fund upgrades at Lovell Field, and at several town buildings, hours before she was to pitch her proposal to town council on Monday, April 6. Kay stated in a ...

Susan Kay Stinnett

Susan Kay Stinnett, aged 72, of Konawa, Oklahoma and formerly of Hampshire, Tennessee, passed away at her home on Monday, April 13, 2015 after a year and a half long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 17, ...

It's your choice: Craft a Des Moines Art Center exhibit

If you're the sort who re-arranges your closet this time of year – boxing up sweaters, bringing out shorts – then you understand the small joy of finding things you'd forgotten. The Des Moines Art Center staff understands that, too. But their closets ...

Susan K. Anderson

SIOUX CITY | Susan Kay Anderson, 64, of Sioux City passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Touchstone Living Center. A reception to celebrate Susan's life will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Riverside Park in Sioux City, at shelter 3 for all ...

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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.

Phantom: Susan Kay: 9781933626048: Books

Phantom [Susan Kay] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Powerful.moving tour de force. says Publisher's Weekly, Phantom depth ... 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). (94) ...

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