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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 to seek third term

Mayor Susan Kay said she seeking reelection to a third consecutive term in November 2015 to make sure the overhaul of the reuse plan at SouthField does not negatively impact Weymouth. "I'm definitely going to run," Kay said in the office she has worked ...

'Boston has lost its guardian angel,' says Mayor Susan Kay

By Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay. "It's very hard to think of Boston now knowing Mayor Tom Menino is no longer physically part of the great City. Boston has lost its Guardian Angel. Selfishly, I will miss the advantage I had of calling Mayor Menino to ask ...

No confirmation on when SouthField developer will make good on overdue debt

That's your property; you owe those taxes, and you need to pay them,” Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay said, referring to Starwood. “It's a mess.” SouthField is the planned redevelopment of the former South Weymouth air base, which includes land in Weymouth, ...

Lake County land transfers

Wesley M. and Susan M. McCauley sold a home at 5494 Winfield Drive to Estate Pro LLC for $101,162. Samuel F. Myers sold a ... John M. Jr. and Sandra A. Federico sold a home at 8 Micasa Court to Shawn D. and Anna Kay George for $255,000. McDowell ...



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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

$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

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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