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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 Mock

photo-179x240 Susan Kay Mock, 76, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was born on January 27, 1938, in Syracuse, Ind., to Earl J. and Opal (Geyer) Darr. On Dec. 6, 1958, she married Larry ...

Weymouth mayor appoints two to new SouthField board

“Both of them will be able to pull this group together to be able to get along well,” Kay said. “They will have to make vast decisions and get it moving for the benefit of the communities. They both get the big picture. I've always been very impressed ...

Beulah Bohl

NORTHWOOD | Beulah Lenore Bohl, 89, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, First Lutheran Church, Northwood with the Rev. Judy Converse ...



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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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