Tremain says Damehood is 'gleam of light' after cancer op

Tremain says Damehood is 'gleam of light' after cancer op

Novelist Rose Tremain, who was made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list, has said the honour felt like "a gleam of light" after going through a difficult time with her health. Tremain was diagnosed with bile duct cancer and underwent a major operation in late October, which she is now recovering from.

"I’m very moved by this award," she told The Bookseller. "I’ve just come out of Addenbrooke's Hospital after a major cancer operation, so this feels like a wonderful starting signal for the healing process—a gleam of light in an otherwise dark time.  I’m pleased, too, on behalf of all my ...

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