Monthly Archives: July 2018

The ‘honourable’ Jim Perrin to speak at Barmouth

Karen Cropper, of St. John’s Hall Gallery, Barmouth, in Wales posted the following on the gallery’s website on the second of July:

‘We are honoured [our italics] to be able to offer talks on two fascinating topics this August by award-winning writer, Jim Perrin…’

In our opinion it is unfortunate that she gives Jim Perrin too much ‘honour’ in this introduction and we think it must only be because, as yet, she simply  can have no knowledge of the author’s back-story; and we wonder what percentage of the audience would feel at all comfortable, or indeed if she would herself, if they knew the history of the man who is to give the lectures  — certainly, we expect, they should not  consider themselves ‘honoured’.

His ‘history’, as revealed on this site by jacssisters, is a faithful record of one who may with justification be described as ‘faithless’. His appalling behaviour to so many men, women and children over the years — and which continues in some well-documented cases to the present day — is inexcusable and it is our belief (and of course we have evidence to back our assertions) that Jim Perrin is not a man to whom the description ‘honourable’ can be applied.

We do hope that Karen Cropper will find time to read at least some of the posts on our site, and we assure her (and all other readers) that what we have written can be verified — although, in order to defend himself, Jim Perrin might try to convince her otherwise…

Jac’s sisters.

 

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Jim Perrin’s cancer: truth or fantasy?

The review of West we are posting here was first published by ‘Madryn’ on Amazon, on the 19/03/2014, and we feel it is as succinct and germane today as when first it was written:

‘My suspicions of “West” were aroused when I came to the episode describing how Jim Perrin was, supposedly, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. (A dozen years later he is alive and well.) Jim, lad, you don’t get metastases in your lungs from lung cancer: you get primaries. Lung cancer is almost always fatal, and there is no doctor who would have  behaved as Perrin alleges “his wise old GP” did, and advised delay to see how things developed.

So why did Jim Perrin make all this up? Because Jac died of cancer did he have to be equally ill? This episode, plus Jac’s sisters’ very different versions of his affair with her, casts considerable doubt on the truth, factual and emotional, of the rest of “West”. All writing is a construct and it would be naïve to expect absolute truth from a memoir, but the creation of episodes that simply cannot have happened does raise ethical questions about the degree of fantasy acceptable in a supposedly honest account. “West” strikes me as less an expression of the sublime than the egotistical.’

Thank you, ‘Madryn’.     Jac’s sisters.

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