Is all the information that we have discovered and made public about the author Jim Perrin falling on deaf ears in Wales? Apparently not minded to take any notice of the details which we have been posting, the editor of the ‘New Welsh Review’ continues to credit him with her personal approval; even allowing to stand, in NWR, a review of ‘West’ in which the reviewer used these accusatory words — by implication, of our family and Jac, the sister we lost to cancer — ‘…about the cruel and covetous behaviour of the immediate family of the recently deceased…’ [See Pillaging] This was shameful, as although the reviewer may not have known the facts, the editor had most certainly been told. Continue reading
Since we read John Redhead’s comment on ‘To Hatch a Crow’ following an account of the Pumlumon anti wind-farm protest, 6/3/11, and noted his critical line concerning author Jim Perrin: ‘… but using the ugliest weapon of Nationalism is an evil far worse!’, we have learned of a YouTube interview with that author. An interview in which, incidentally, there is not ONE mention of his ‘terminal lung cancer': the ‘story’ he has made so much of in many previous interviews and articles and which gained him so much from those who believed him, ref. our post Jim Perrin: Diagnosed with Terminal Lung Cancer?, but a ‘story’ which by now has presumably out-lived its usefulness…
He asserted, in this interview, that he is a Welsh speaker yet for some time we have had an ‘inkling’ that this is not strictly true… (He spoke NO word of Welsh to people connected with our family who were first-language Welsh speakers, and elderly, when it would have been simple courtesy to do so.) Still, he was proclaiming his ‘Welsh-ness';’ although when asked ‘The sense of belonging, though of course you were born and grew up in Manchester, yes?’, Jim Perrin answered: Continue reading
To the Officers of Wales Literature Exchange
[We have also sent this letter to others to whom it could be of interest]
That you should facilitate the author Jim Perrin’s advertisement for his book ‘West:’ via your video link is very shocking to us.
We have proved beyond doubt that he is a man who has in this book, which he claims to be autobiographical, lied; lie upon lie.
Jac’s sisters – she is the main character in the book – felt the necessity to record the facts; to tell the real story of her short relationship with a man she had come to fear and from whom she planned to separate. In fact she died, and this too early death from her cancer allowed Jim Perrin to take ‘carte blanche’. Continue reading