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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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She was born December 22, 1955 in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of George E. and C. Eileen (Knittle) Rice. On November 2, 1974 she married Roger W. Baksa who survives. She was a member of Convoy Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, ...

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Kenneth Dale II and Helen Sue Gore, Williamson, Chapter 7. Assets: $38,643, Liabilities: $49,597. Delbert Ray Jarrell Jr., Charleston, Chapter 7. Assets: $41,185, Liabilities: $88,960. William Enoch Jr. and Sandra Kay Hamilton, Millwood, Chapter 7 ...

How Did a Virginia Conservative Activist Become the Star of a North Carolina ...

Last month, the "super PAC" affiliated with the Susan B. Anthony List began testing this message in North Carolina against Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, in its first move in a Senate race this year. In a TV ad, a young couple talks about their daughter ...

In Public Comments, Partners-Coakley Deal Brings Praise And Protest

Weymouth Mayor Susan Kay applauds the AG's “significant and even historic benefits for the acute care market place.” And Norfolk County Central Labor Council Secretary James Howard says “enough is enough.” Please, Howard urges Coakley, “stop letting ...



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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...

Amazon.com: 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). (88) ...



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