I reached the end of just one book in January. For Christmas I received the story behind the film I wrote about in an earlier post. Jane Hawking’s book about her marriage to the physicist, Stephen Hawking (who developed motor neurone disease at an early age) runs to almost 500 pages in paperback. Travelling to Infinity includes childhood reminiscences, details of family life, where apparently insurmountable problems are dealt with, the connection between medieval Spanish poetry and early scientific discovery, trips abroad, relationships with friends, family and extended family as well as Stephen’s achievements.
I found the book very interesting. The author appears to be very unassuming, honest, resourceful and likeable. (A friend of mine lived near her years ago and liked her very much.)
It was interesting to see how the film-makers had taken true life events and presented them in a more condensed and sometimes spiced up way.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, who can find the time to read it.