Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything

Author(s): Jane Hawking


Made into a major motion picture, this moving memoir written by Stephen Hawking's first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage to the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliation   Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 25 million copies. In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of a motor neuron disease. Jane's candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner strength of the author, while the self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty. Jane's candor is no less apparent when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses and Jane marrying an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving, and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the relationship's fault lines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth. The result is a book about optimism, love, and change that will resonate with readers everywhere.

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I must admit my heart is hurting a little bit from reading Jane Hawking's memoir, she is so beautifully honest about the hardships and successes of her marriage to Professor Stephen Hawking. She really painted a realistic picture in comparison to the adaptation and cinematic portrayal of 'The Theory of Everything' which was wonderful but just a wee bit sugar coated in comparison to this.

A great read and a very human and realistic peek into their lives. Highly recommend! Manda, Book Grocer Adelaide

Jane Hawking, who was Stephen Hawking's wife for more than 25 years, is a writer, lecturer, and the author of "At Home in France."

General Fields

  • : 9781846883668
  • : Alma Books
  • : Alma Books
  • : 0.412769
  • : October 2014
  • : 1.25000mm X 5.00000mm X 7.75000mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Hawking
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 480