We have been told that Jim Perrin has taken to ‘recommending’ jacssisters.org to his supporters, and given the content of our site this is certainly an interesting development. It seems, though, he is doing it in order to explain that they should disregard anything they read here. The site, he says, is full of lies; what we have written is not to be believed and he denies all our accusations. ‘Well, he would, wouldn’t he?’
It was suggested to us that he has been doing this, actually drawing attention to the site, ‘as pre-emption’ for, by now, he cannot be unaware that people are finding and reading for themselves the posts which highlight his questionable activities over the years and to the present day, and his proven wickedness. (He would perhaps be mortified if he knew just how many of these readers there are…) Presumably he hopes, by disclaiming all that we have written about him and calling us liars, to retain or regain some element of credibility amongst those of his followers who might otherwise believe us.
How Jim Perrin can suggest, with any justification (or indeed a straight face), that our site — with the posts, the attached evidence, the quotes and the shared experiences of his numerous former victims — can possibly be ‘full of lies’ is a further indication of his self-delusion. Surely anyone who reads it will understand the care with which the posts are constructed and will also realise (and this is particularly important) that we would never, for obvious reasons, post anything which we could not back up if we were called upon to do so.
We believe, and have the proof, that however vehemently he may try to negate the impact of the information we have disclosed, Jim Perrin continues to be — what in our view he has most successfully been for so long — an arch-deceiver.
An earlier post, The name-dropping game, was contributed by one of our well-wishers and we would like to expand upon it here:
The eminent scholar and most significant Welsh poet, Professor Gwyn Thomas, lectured at Bangor university when Jim Perrin, studying for a degree in English (achieving a 2:1, ref. ‘Phantom PhD?), became acquainted with him. In his book West the author wrote of having met Professor Thomas by chance at a garage and he recounted: ‘…that we talked…and no doubt brashly on my part for it was a new-found enthusiasm, and what right had I other than that of dialogue in his company? of the ninth-century poetry of the Heledd saga. I remember with intense embarrassment how I delivered an extempore lecture some minutes in length and no doubt achingly crass and jejune [ah, SO humble and self-effacing] on a particular line from the Stafell Gynddylan [Cynddylan’s Hall], one of the Heledd englynion…’ — and on, and on, and on. Continue reading
We found this recent post, Outdoor Writing: Reviewing the Reviewers on To Hatch a Crow. It is a thoughtful piece which draws attention to what so many have ignored for so long. And to what, in our view, has amounted to HARASSMENT of authors who are perceived to be ‘the competition’. Here is a paragraph from the article:
99% of reviewers, I would suggest, are honest and conscientious. They tend to be scrupulously fair and objective and never allow personal feelings about an author to cloud their judgement. However, that’s not to say that there are not some bad apples in the barrel. One of our best known climbing writers does a good line in rubbishing authors he sees as rivals by writing one and two star reviews on Amazon under a series of pretty transparent pseudonyms. Rather amusingly, he always gives his own books five star glowing reviews.