The title above is an alternative for the posting which precedes this note as Google have changed (on their site) the title as we wrote it – perhaps they have received a complaint? Now, when ‘Jim Perrin’ is Googled, they have quoted instead the first line of our blog, missing out our title entirely.
Nevertheless, the question remains. If the PhD is spurious a complaint would be understandable as the complainant would not wish more attention to be drawn to any possible deception: proof, on the other hand would settle the matter…
In a note concerning Jim Perrin’s academic history we have read that he was ‘a graduate in English from Bangor University.’ This is true – he was awarded a 2:1 – and it further stated that he was ‘a PhD student’. Although the implication was that he had remained at Bangor, it was NOT the truth – actually he left.
However, nowhere have we seen any further reference to Jim Perrin having finally obtained his doctorate. He has certainly ‘implied’ that he did (on the back of one of his books is the information that he used material found in the course of his PhD research – and, probably, he did do some research…) and he has deliberately encouraged others to believe it; David Craig, for one, whom we quoted in the ‘Banff blog’.
Jim Perrin, by first ‘implying’ – as we think he did – and later allowing his ‘implication’ to become embedded as ‘a fact’, (he was, after all, featured in 2006 as ‘Dr. Jim Perrin’ on the Banff site with a photograph and details of his location), has − in our opinion − clearly demonstrated with this example alone what we believe to be his deceit: his ‘modus operandi’. Continue reading
This morning, 26/9/12, we were telephoned by one of our many well-wishers who thought we would be interested to know that Jim Perrin is this year on the jury for the Banff [Canada] Mountain Book Award.
If our ‘well-wisher’ is correct it is an extraordinary coincidence that this information has come to us after we posted, only last night, our blog: ‘Might Jim Perrin Also Have Used Aliases? ref: R J Ellory.’ – which, it is our absolute belief, he has been doing for many years.
We know that he flatters to their faces those whom he later – it might be said – stabs in the back, and we gave as an example one name, Joe Simpson, mountaineer and author of many award-winning books.
From reading and googling it is apparent that a most talented young author, and one who writes with great elegance of style, Robert Macfarlane, has also been the recipient of this bizarre and detestable behaviour: as well, it has come to our notice that the eminent scholar, historian and author, David Craig has, similarly, been affected by what, in our opinion, can only be described as the quite wicked – even corrupt? – machination of Jim Perrin. Continue reading