It has been said (by someone who is a friend Jim Perrin and knows him well) that we are with our posts ‘getting under his skin’ — and that ‘he is a disconcerted man’.
Asked whether we should not be concerned that by writing them we might be drawing more attention to his earlier book West, we have thought of it and given it careful consideration: however, we realise that anyone who reads the book we so deplore, and the first chapter in The Climbing Essays (the first book in which he wrote his lies about ‘Jacquetta’) is likely to become aware of jacssisters.org. We have been told this by many who have actually found our site after reading his books…
Therefore more people will be able to read for themselves the story of our sister’s short relationship with Jim Perrin — the man she grew to fear, and of the extra issues that with the help of others have come to light and which we have raised since our first postings. Those who might research him, and who discover jacssisters — both now or in the future — will learn far more about him than ever he would wish or could imagine. Continue reading →
Finally: (as this is the last posting in a sequence of four). Did Jim Perrin leave our sister at such a crucial time because, possibly, the nurses had told him that ‘she was a little brighter’; ‘she was a little better’ — (which is what he relayed to her sisters that evening) and he felt it was acceptable to do so. It might have been, for instance, that after all he did have pressing business reasons to leave her?
Perhaps after consideration he thought it would be safe to go, so his absence — and his exceptionally late arrival next day, on Wednesday — could well be explained if, as we now suppose, he was some distance away.
To reiterate what we have written in earlier posts: Jim Perrin was the first person Jac’s ‘Welsh’ sister had tried to telephone after she arrived at the hospital at 7 am. that Wednesday and discovered how gravely ill Jac had become.
She had been offered the use of the staff office whilst telephoning and had continued, unsuccessfully, to try to reach him in between her calls to others which it was also necessary to make (and she was desperately trying to find Jac’s daughter): until, no longer wishing to be away from Jac’s side — the nurses had explained that she would not be rousing from the coma into which she had fallen and might die at any time — she accepted Jac’s ‘first love’s’ offer, he was in Ulverston in Cumbria, to continue her efforts to contact Jim Perrin. He also said that he would try to locate one of Jac’s sons and his girlfriend who were in South America. (This, amazingly, he managed to do… ) Continue reading →
It is clear from the details we have shown that the time-line Jim Perrin gave about our sister’s death was completely false. He was not, as he wrote, with Jac when she died ‘as she sank into her last sleep’. And there is a marked disparity between what he told her sisters when they rang him on Tuesday evening (he had chosen not to telephone any of her family to keep them informed and at no point had he done so) and his particularly graphic descriptions afterwards — in West — of Jac’s worsening condition.
What he told them was noticeably brief and couched in ‘hospital-speak’. He ‘thought she was a little brighter’ — ‘that she was a little better.’ They were hardly the words of loving concern or which shared any meaningful detail; we were aware of a marked inadequacy. Might he have telephoned the hospital on that Tuesday, before or instead of going there himself? The journey from Jac’s house to Chester takes about an hour; was it what he had been told? The words do sound more ‘hospital’ than ‘Perrin’, and he did write, later, in West that actually he drove to Derbyshire — very far indeed from Chester… Continue reading →