100 Years of Ermintrude is a narrated ebook with soothing classical guitar background music. It tells the story of a great-great-granny from death to birth. The story of her life, her loves and her family is told backwards in just 33 stanzas. It's an ideal story for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Just put your headphones on, snuggle up in a comfy chair and treat yourself to 20 minutes of pure me-time.
"Stunning, I cried, that's all," said one reader.
Another said, "What a stroke of genius to turn it upside down - you're drawn further and further in, desperate to know what happened before. Very evocotive writing, particularly when writing as a small child. I love it and I love Ermintrude and especially the big floppy hat."
The title was inspired by 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez but the similarity ends there.
100 Years of Ermintrude is the first in a trilogy of three interlocking life stories. The sequels called 25 Years of Tristan and 65 Years of Lucy will be coming to the App Store very soon.