Biography

Samantha Little is the Writer in Residence at Brixham Heritage Museum.

She has written four local history books based on material held in the Museum: ‘Medicinal Purposes – Public Health and Primary Care in Brixham since 1890’ (2003), ‘Through Cloud and Sunshine – Brixham in the Great War’ (2008) and ‘Keep Smiling Through! – The Brixham Home Front 1939-1945’ (2011), while her latest book, ‘Battling Onwards – The Brixham Fishing Fleet 1914-1918’ (2014) is available on this website. It was researched as part of the Museum’s World War I Centenary commemorations.

For ten years Samantha worked as a Hospital Advocate for Age UK; during this time she qualified as a Paralegal with the Institute of Legal Executives. She has also worked extensively with NHS Trusts to support patients and carers. She is a patron of the arts in healthcare charity Poems in the Waiting Room, which provides poetry pamphlets for public areas in hospitals and GP surgeries, and contributes general book reviews to Signposts for Carers, a local NHS magazine.

Samantha was recently admitted to membership of the Society of Authors, following her election as a Life Member of the Museum. After spending part of her childhood in Brixham, of which she has especially fond memories, she now lives near Dartmoor with her husband and dogs.