Two divorces, alcoholism, shocking claims of abuse: Stephen Hawking"s daughter on how "a black hole swallowed our family"

Two divorces, alcoholism, shocking claims of abuse: Stephen Hawking"s daughter on how "a black hole swallowed our family"

Two divorces, alcoholism, shocking claims of abuse: Stephen Hawking”s daughter on how “a black hole swallowed our family”

3:30 AM on 31st July 2011

Stellar family: Lucy with her father and co-author, physicist Stephen Hawking

Stellar family: Lucy with her father and co-author, physicist Stephen Hawking

Second marriage: Professor Hawking married nurse Elaine Mason in June 1995

Second marriage: Professor Hawking married nurse Elaine Mason in June 1995

Early days: Professor Hawking in the seventies in a family picture with first wife Jane and children Lucy and Robert

Early days: Professor Hawking in the seventies in a family picture with first wife Jane and children Lucy and Robert

Working hard: Lucy has found success through the books she co-writes with her famous father

Working hard: Lucy has found success through the books she co-writes with her famous father

George and the Big Bang is the third book written in the series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

George and the Big Bang is the third book written in the series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking