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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 Stafford

Susan Kay Stafford, 62, of Winona Lake, Ind., went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Ind. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where she was a Warsaw ...

Susan Kay Bryant

She was born Dec. 8, 1943 in Torrington to James and Elizabeth McIntosh. She graduated from Torrington High School in 1961, Goshen County Community College in 1963 with an associate's degree and the National School of Business in Rapid City in ...

Kay seeking savings from shifting supervisors

Mayor Susan Kay is proposing to have the budget for the school crosswalk traffic supervisors placed under the school committee's authority instead of the police department spending plan. Michael Gallagher, the town's director of administrative services ...

Our keeper books: 'The Darkest Night,' 'Rev It Up,' 'Phantom'

At the top of my list is Phantom by Susan Kay. I love tortured heroes. I love men in masks (Arrow, The Lone Ranger, Zorro) and capes (Superman, Batman, Dracula, Thor). So it's only natural that would become a huge fan of the play Phantom of the Opera, ...



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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...

Phantom: Susan Kay: 9781933626048: Amazon.com: Books

Phantom [Susan Kay] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Powerful.moving tour de force. says Publisher's Weekly, Phantom adds.new depth ...



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