Regarding “West:” the synopsis of this paperback is misleading and our review must necessarily include the information that our sister, Jac (Jacquetta), was not the author’s “wife”: indeed she planned to leave him.
“Writers will write” – he has said elsewhere – yet to claim as truth that which can be proved to be untrue, is not so much a writer’s stratagem as, we believe, a questionable practice. His style aside there are many considerable inaccuracies in “West:”
Amongst others Jim Perrin does not come from the Welsh family background he claims in several passages, nor is he (fortunately for him) dying of “terminal lung cancer” – pages 149/50 and 301/2 – and we feel that a review should, properly, point out these discrepancies when the book is claimed by its author to be autobiographical.
In our attempt to set the record straight – where our late sister is concerned – we have written a blog and we hope that “Waterstones:” (in the interests of honesty and fair play) will allow us to invite readers of this author’s book, “West:” to access it at: “Jacssisters”
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BUT – they did not!