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Title:
Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen
Author:
Hawking, Jane., author.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Music to move the stars
Edition:
New edition, revised edition.
Publication Information:
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Books, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
487 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
The wife of the reknowned British physicist describes their courtship and marriage, her years caring for his physical needs, his rise to prominence as a scientist and world celebrity, their bitter divorce, and later reconciliation.

Stephen Hawking's first wife, Jane, relates the inside story of their 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 her inner strength, while the self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty.
General Note:
"An extensively revised version (with new material) of Music to move the stars, first published by Macmillan in 1999"--verso.

Movie tie-in edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781846883477
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

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


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