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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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Susan Kay Allen

ASHWAUBENON - Susan Kay Allen, 69, of Ashwaubenon, Wis., passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, after a heroic struggle with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. Sue was born and raised in Escanaba. She graduated from Holy Name High School in 1962 ...

FORE RIVER BRIDGE: Traffic Bottlenecks: Time for Planning

The Patriot Ledger reported that Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch are both “bracing for potentially major traffic tie-ups when the bridge narrows to one lane in each direction for four months next year.” Perhaps with some ...

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Thom Tillis' work ethic, learned from his father, set his career on path

His stature and huge fundraising totals put him atop a field of eight candidates competing in the Republican primary to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan. The narrative the Tillis campaign wants to tell focuses on his fast rise through the ranks, ... he's ...



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Susan Kay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Susan Kay (born 1952 in Manchester, England) is a British writer, the author of two award-winning novels: Legacy and Phantom.

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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