Books you might like if you’ve seen ‘The Theory of Everything’

Travelling to infinity: my life with StephenMy brief historyIf you have seen the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ you might be aware that it was based on Jane Hawking’s book  ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ which we have in stock if you’d like to read it. It describes their marriage, life together and subsequent divorce.

There’s also a new biography called Stephen Hawking by Sonia Newland and Hawking’s own autobiography My Brief History which was published in 2013. It takes the reader from his post-war childhood in London through his undergraduate years at Oxford. He says he was smart but (according to him) undistinguished. A great lover of jokes and bets, he made an art of doing as little work as possible.

A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holesAll that changed, however, when Hawking received a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, at the age of 21, and began his transformation into the (still fun-loving) explorer and explainer of the universe that we know today. Written with wit, humility, and warmth, ‘My Brief History’ gives us a candid examination of a life well-lived, including insight into his marriages and family life as well as a portrait of his intellectual evolution


We also have copies of The Brief History of Time or grab 3-minute Stephen Hawking: digesting his life, theories and influence in 3-minute morsels by Paul Parsons

Eddie Redmayne just won a Golden Globe award for his amazing portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the film.