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‘A gripping account of a physicist whose speculations could prove as revolutionary as those of Albert Einstein . . . Its combination of erudition, warmth, robustness, and wit is entirely appropriate to their subject’ New Statesman

‘Intriguing . . . There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man’ Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Stephen Hawking was no ordinary scientist. He managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. This skilful portrait of an indefatigable genius traces the course of Hawking’s life and science, marrying biography and physics to tell the story of a remarkable man.

Reviews

This absorbing biography illuminates the extraordinary single-mindedness that has enabled him to triumph over adversity
Mail on Sunday
Immensely moving . . . totally gripping to read
Telegraph
Fascinating . . . What makes this book so rewarding is the way that the authors have blended their account of Hawking's science with that of his life
Spectator
Intriguing . . . There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man
Peter Ackroyd, The Times