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Traveling to Infinity

Author / Publisher : Jane Hawking
File Letter : Yellow Dot - colour code
Topic : HISTORY
Comments : Published 2014

 

Traveling to Infinity – by Jane Hawking published December 2014
A new addition to the library is Jane Hawking’s ‘Traveling to Infinity’ which is the basis for the popular and academy award winning movie – ‘The Theory of Everything’. The movie is an interesting portrayal of Stephen Hawking’s story told though the eyes of his wife, Jane Hawking. The book gives a very detailed account of their story. It portrays a vivid account of their courtship and marriage while Stephen battles through the afflictions of motor neurone disease. – Lyn Ahern (I saw the movie also and it was excellent – Julie)
The Blurb – ‘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 motor neurone disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family will be inspirational to anyone dealing with family illness. The inner-strength of the author, and the self-evident character and achievements of her husband, make for an incredible tale that is always presented with unflinching honesty; the author’s candour is no less evident when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses, while Jane goes on to marry 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 faultlines exposed in a relationship 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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