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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 Mason Kruger

Susan Kay Brown Mazzitelli was born to August Anthony Mazzitelli and Willow-Belle Frances Brown Mazzitelli on February 9, 1949 in San Angelo, Texas. In 1955 the family name was legally changed to Mason. Susan was the youngest of three siblings, ...

Casados takes over as Weymouth Food Pantry director

Adams could not be reached for comment, but Mayor Susan Kay said she will miss Adams' sense of humor and leadership she has provided to the pantry since its founding in 1987. “I knew she was looking to leave,” Kay said. “Pat has been so dedicated to ...

Weymouth: 'Home-stretch' negotiations for proposed southfield legislation

Barry said they do have a meeting scheduled for this coming Friday morning to meet with Mayor Susan Kay and the attorneys. Barry added that Starwood has met with Mayor Kay 33 times, and the Town Council 15 times to try and “come to a solution.”.

Five things to do in Weymouth

The public is welcome to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Susan Kay Monday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. at the Torrey Street entrance to the Fogg Library before the newly restored building opens at 1 p.m.. AUTHOR THOMAS MICKEY VISITS TUFTS ...



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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...

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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