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Penguin produces app of Anne Frank's Diary

Penguin has released a digital version of Anne Frank's famous diary, with Penguin imprint Viking working with digital producers Beyond the Story and charitable foundation Anne Frank Fonds to develop the app for the iPad and Nook devices.

It is Penguin General's first app. Priced at £6.99, it includes the full text, as well as five missing pages discovered in 1998, together with audio extracts read by Helena Bonham Carter.

Transforming the book from flat text into a fully immersive user experience, the entire diary text is enhanced by interactive, multimedia embedded content, relevant to where the reader is in the story. Other features include more than 40 audio clips, including commentary from Miep Gies, who risked her life to help the Franks in hiding; context-sensitive notes, historic documents, archive images and hand-drawn maps; a specially commissioned introduction by Buddy Elias, Anne's cousin and only living relative; as well as timelines, and 21 video clips from Jon Blair, director of documentary "Anne Frank Remembered". 

Anne Frank's Diary, which records her life in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam in the 1940s, is one of the bestselling books of all time.