Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Richmond : Alma, 2011.
Physical Desc:
488 pages : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
929.2 H3929t
Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time , which sold over 25 million copies across the world and will be adapted as a children's book in the Autumn of next year. 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.
Also in This Series
Call Number
Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
929.2 H3929t
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
9781846881152 (trade pbk.), 1846881153 (trade pbk.)


General Note
This ed. originally published: 2007.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Hawking, J. (2011). Travelling to infinity: my life with Stephen. Richmond: Alma.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Jane. 2011. Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Richmond: Alma.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Jane, Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Richmond: Alma, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hawking, Jane. Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Richmond: Alma, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeJan 01, 2020 11:36:58 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 28, 2020 10:44:45 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01335cam a2200349 a 4500
008100607r20112007enkac         000 0aeng d
020 |a 9781846881152 (trade pbk.)
020 |a 1846881153 (trade pbk.)
049 |a TNNA
092 |a 929.2|b H3929t
1001 |a Hawking, Jane.
24510|a Travelling to infinity :|b my life with Stephen /|c Jane Hawking.
260 |a Richmond :|b Alma,|c 2011.
300 |a 488 p. :|b ill., ports. ;|c 20 cm.
500 |a This ed. originally published: 2007.
60010|a Hawking, Jane|x Marriage.
60010|a Hawking, Stephen,|d 1942-|x Marriage.
60010|a Hawking, Jane|v Divorce.
60010|a Hawking, Stephen,|d 1942-|v Divorce.
650 0|a Physicists' spouses|z Great Britain|v Biography.
650 0|a Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis|x Patients|x Family relationships.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b22854204|b 07-05-15|c 08-22-14
910 |a CARL0000448103
949 |b 35192046382176|c 929.2 H3929t|h BL|j BL|l ANF|m PBK|s S|p 8.90|w 18|x 20140912|t 20191202|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170630|z 0
991 |a bl|a se|b 09-12-14|c m|d a|e 6|f eng|g enk|h 0|i 1
988 |a .o9305415|c 2|l multi|f b|s a|x 08-22-14|y 09-03-14|z 09-12-14|3 s|k bl|k se
998 4|a LDR0905 20170611074209 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170611074209 NPUB