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 Vancouver-based playwright and educator who also performs, directs and produces. She completed two undergraduate degrees as well as Master’s Degrees in Art History and Writing at UVic, where she also taught writing. Sally’s plays include Our Ghosts, Wreckage, Herr Beckmann’s People, And Bella Sang With Us, Centurions, Spinning You Home, and Polly and the Penthouse.