The White Pocketbook

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Early 20th Century,1940s & '50s,20th Century (multiple decades)

Walter Bannon

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Young Andree Florin's life is changed when Nazi soldiers invade her Belgian town. Seventy five years later, her son finds her hidden pocketbook to reveal an tearfilled story of lifelong challenges and victories.



Short Summary

Through a tragic accident, Andre florin moved to her son's home where he discovered an old pocketbook stashed away. In it were the remnants of her broken dreams after Nazis invaded her town. She was fourteen. She witnessed everything but kept it inside for seventy-five years.

Rescued only minutes before being burned alive by retreating Nazis, she went on to marry her rescuer and moved to America. Raising six children for a once wealthy, well-healed lady, was no easy task. New York City was her first step on free land until she was accused of being a spy and held.


Bouillon, Belgium

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Andre Laure Florin

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Beautiful,Adventurous,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Walter Bannon Sr

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Romantic

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Development Pitch

A young girl, Andree Florin, raised in wealth, playing Bach on piano after four years living in her basement during Nazi occupation. An American soldier walks by her window, hears the piano, goes into home and plays American styled boogies. They fall in love. Pitfalls are numerous as they try to tip-toe through the maze of Belgian/French culture. She is held in NYC as a spy. Most amazing story line since another AF. Anne Frank. True story

About The Author

Writer of three non-fiction stories, Digger Down, The White Pocketbook, and The White House Trials, Walter's story telling is leaving readers with their jaws on the table! Digger is a collection of artifact searching mishaps, The White Pocketbook is a WW-2 survival in Belgium of his own mother. Finally, The White House Trials comically shares his adventures moving into his own little white house.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available