This contribution has been sent by one who was herself, and to her regret, involved (and sadly, she was one of many) with the author Jim Perrin, The Guardian Country Diary writer and former climber. We have described elsewhere on our site the many dishonest inconstancies and flagrant deceptions of which Jim Perrin, as a husband, partner and, not least, father, has habitually been guilty for the last two decades and as we have rightly said in a previous post: ‘he leaves a trail of emotional devastation…’
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“We who have suffered physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially from our relationships with this man can now feel a sense of community and hopefully some strength.
As these abuses are revealed in several areas of life, anyone who has suffered at the hands of Jim Perrin should feel more confident to speak out and know we are not alone.
And certainly not in his case as this very helpful website has vividly illustrated.”
[From a well-wisher.] (Name and address supplied — as they say…)
Considering all we have discovered about Jim Perrin’s past relationships, it is interesting to note, after our sister died of cancer within nine months of her diagnosis, how quickly he was able to gain the support and loving sympathy of at least six other partners — up to the present — two within the year of Jac’s death. He claimed that he was himself now dying of the disease: they could hardly have missed this tragic coincidence… His account of the illness, ref. Jim Perrin diagnosed with Terminal Lung Cancer? and his patient suffering and acceptance as he dealt so bravely with his failing health! — together with his ‘history’ of past distress , the ‘lack of any real love or understanding’ — was to make him the irresistible subject for the ministrations of the sensitive women he seems to have opportunistically targeted (they were never without property or means) and with whom, in succession, he began A New Life. Continue reading →
We have written of our sister’s meeting with Jim Perrin in late 2002 and of how he went to live with her — ‘a safe house’ — in 2003. She had no idea of his pressing necessity to leave Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant or that his main intention was to outmanoeuvre the Child Support Agency. Jac was completely unaware of that aspect of his life and he made sure that it was so: it would be many months before she learned the truth; and even then, only partially.
In several posts we have mentioned Jim Perrin’s slippery evasion of this agency and we fear that inadvertently the impression might have been given that our sister was party to his actions. So the questions might be: Knowing that he had a small baby, why did she appear so accepting of his parental neglect? Why had she involved herself with one apparently so heartless, and disrespectful of another woman — the mother of that child? The answer is that Jac had not been told and she had no idea at all. She was not aware of the truth. Continue reading →