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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 Campbell-Lenseigne

It's been rumored that Susie lost a courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 6, 2015. Susie's admonishment would be: this death has no sting and cancer's cruelty is defeated. There is a wisdom that we are all created with a God-sized longing in our soul.

Sandra Kay (Weber) Van Able, Janesville, WI (1943-2015)

Sandra will be sorely missed by Ronald, her husband of 51 years; her children, Stacy Van Able of Milwaukee, WI, and Alison (David) Viemeister of Janesville, WI; her sister, Susan (Bob) Mecklenberg of Seattle, WA, and nieces, Kirsten Mecklenberg and Amy ...

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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.

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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) ...

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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