About the Book
An action-packed drama with heart, dark humour, and song, And Bella Sang with Us is inspired by Canada’s first women police officers, Constables Minnie Miller and Lurancy Harris, and a remarkable story in Ladies of the Night, a career memoir by Calgary police officer, Margaret Giles. Hired in Vancouver in 1912 to deal with ‘the female morality question,’ Miller and Harris battle prejudice and condescension; a child-prostitute and her hulking, brain-damaged female champion; one another, and their own limitations and demons.
About the Author
Sally Stubbs is an award-winning playwright and educator and a director-performer based in Vancouver. Sally’s plays include: Wreckage (Scirocco, 2009), Eyes. Two., She’ll to the Wars, Home Movies, Spinning You Home, Centurions, and Herr Beckmann’s People (Scirocco, 2011).In 2009, Sally was invited to present Herr Beckmann’s People at the 8th International Women Playwrights Conference in Mumbai. That year the play also received the 3rd Annual Canadian Peace Play Award. Sally is an instructor of post-secondary writing and theatre education and a recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for her work with young people and theatre.