Jim Perrin does lead a merry dance through the personal fiefdom (as he seems to regard it) that is the Internet, and we are most grateful that someone else can help us analyse his online activities more deeply than we are able to do. One of our perceptive well-wishers has an interest in the recently described condition M.O.P.D., and has made a brief study of it; and as a follower of our site he has not failed to pick up on our accusations that Jim Perrin has written under pseudonyms. He too has recognized the patterns which he considers point to this likelihood. Very kindly he has sent us this contribution.
Let me prefix the following by saying that the lawyers insist on the term ‘I (or we) believe’ being coupled with every assertion regarding Jim Perrin for which hard proof is not provided. In the present matter such proof is not easy to come by — but it certainly exists and could be assembled with (and by some parties of my acquaintance without) the co-operation of certain website operators, internet service providers, and email services; but really, need I bother? Continue reading
‘Melangell’ (JP?) commented on the Guardian Country Diary thread, 18/10/10: “Set those diarists world-wandering a bit more often, I say, reporting back from wherever they like in the global village.” This response was to a diary entry from Papua New Guinea which was posted by Mark Cocker, an ornithologist with an international reputation whose twice-a-month diaries, since 1988, have been consistently outstanding: perhaps he had been there in the course of his research.
Jim Perrin, amongst all the other Guardian Country Diarists, is the only one to have the honour, if it could be said, of being specifically designated as the diarist for an entire country—Wales. Continue reading
This comment by ‘Melangell’ was posted on the Guardian thread on 2/8/2010.. (Ref. Jim Perrin’s false colours.)
‘When I visited Jim at his house in the Pyrenees last year…’ —it follows that the year referred to was 2009.
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Siân Melangell Dafydd, we feel certain, was not party to this. We have explained in previous postings that we are aware of a young Welsh woman of that name who was involved with Jim Perrin (note her dedication below) and we would not wish to hurt her. It is our belief that Jim Perrin hi-jacked her name, as in our opinion he has done with others’. She is a sensitive and highly talented author and is renowned in the Welsh literary world for her poetry and prose and has received many honours for her work. Such a young woman would not—could not—have knowingly lent her name ‘Melangell’ to those disgraceful entries on the Guardian thread concerning our sister and her family; note the sequence, which begins on the 24/7/2010. In the context of our site, however, we feel it is now appropriate to quote details—and her own words—of the genuine Melangell. Continue reading