Last week (Thursday, 1st Aug) on ABC’s Radio National Books and Arts Daily (presented by Michael Cathcart) there was a program with some news about the classic Australian novel “For the Term of his Natural Life. “It was written in the 1880s and it has never been out of print. Now there is an e-book app which the creators hope will extend its life into the future. The app is a condensed version of the novel interspersed with segments of the mini-series, interactive footnotes, historical documents, video notes, bios, maps, and photos and there’s even a bonus song from the 1927 silent film. “
The website offers some good information with a books synopsis, information about the mini-series and also links to where you can purchase the app and the mini-series as a DVD or from iTunes, The app looks to be a great resource and may bring a new audience to this Australian story. I am only disappointed that (at for the moment at least) the app is available for iPads only.