Jestbook Forum

Jestbook is the name of the electronic discussion group for persons interested in Thomas Lovell Beddoes. It includes scholars, university students, people who are active in the creative arts and many others who are simply admirers or students of the author. Jestbook is maintained by Dr. Shelley Rees, professor of English at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

To join the Jestbook forum:

1. Go to

2. Select “Join this Group.”

3. If you do not already have an account with Yahoo, you will be asked to register. Registration is free.

4. Be sure to choose the method of access to group messages with which you are most comfortable. You may, for example, choose to receive every email from a member as it is sent, or you may prefer to receive one message a day with all activity in a digest. You may also choose to receive no emails and simply read the messages at the site at your convenience.

5. Report any problems to Shelley Rees at