Our Leader is Jackie Beadling

We are an interesting and diverse group of people who meet once a month to discuss a set book and often to chat about current affairs.

The group is helped along by glasses of wine or cups of coffee as we meet at the “Crow’s Nest Pub” in Seaham at 2.30pm on the first Thursday of the month.


Reading group



Mr. Pip Lloyd Jones
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
Wideacre Philippa Gregory
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
The Lollipop Shoes Joanne Harris
Labyrinth Kate Mosse
Down Under Bill Bryson
War Horse Michael Morpurgo
Now Then Lad Mike Pannett*
World Without End Ken Follett
Past-it Notes Maureen Lipman
One Good Turn Kate Atkinson
A Sundered Land Maeve Creber
Trespass Rose Tremain
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Paul Torday+
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
Bleak House Charles Dickens
Dracula Bram Stoker
Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans
Red Bones Ann Cleeves**

*Guest of Literary Lunch 2011

*Guest of Literary Lunch 2012

+Reading this book coincided with visit by Cinema Group to see the film