Friday, 24 May 2013
Women in the Police? You must be kidding!
Now that The Uncanny Life of Polly is finished and awaiting delivery to the editor, I am free to embark on another project!
Yes, I know I'm mad! ;-)
I've decided to work on a project I'm doing for my publisher - Moon Rose Publishing.
They love Relative Deceit and they want more. So... I put on my
thinking cap and decided to take the detective out of our story, put him in a new setting and see what crimes he unearths and solves.
However, Det. Insp. Samuel Harris has a niece, Lettie Jenkins. She's always wanted to follow in his
footsteps. Having grown up in the age of women's suffrage and of women getting the vote in 1918. This inspired her to reach to a career previously inaccessible to women, very much like those born in the 60s and 70s also did.
It was the Ministers of Munitions, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, who requested uniformed women officers from the Women's Volunteer Police Service (WPS) to police female munitions workers in 1915.
(History on women in the Police thanks to the Metropolitan Police.)