A Bit of Spirit and a Lot of Spit

A Bit of Spirit and a Lot of Spit

By Anna Mae

Format: paperback

Publication Date: 28 May 2024


Out of Stock

Categories: Autobiography

ISBN: 9781916668850


A Bit of Spirit and a lot of Spit is an emotional and empowering true story from Anna Mae. Told from the heart, Anna shares her life experiences, from love affairs to personal loss to total freedom, through a unique blend of poetry and prose.

In 2009, Anna spoke candidly at charity event in support of FSID (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths) to commemorate what would have been her late sons 30th birthday. During this event, she spoke honestly and bravely about her experiences, which provoked both tears and laughter, ultimately leading her to write this book.    

Within these pages, between the poems, lies Anna’s compelling and intimate account.


Anna Mae, originally from Hertfordshire, now lives on the Essex Coast. Having previously worked for Women’s Aid and running creative writing workshops in schools, prisons, mental health units, and bereavement groups, Anna is now retired and remains passionate about self-empowerment. She volunteers at the local soup kitchen and is active in her community while also attending writing and poetry groups. At the age of 63, she attained a BA Honours Degree in Creative Writing.


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