Jac’s sisters believe that Jim Perrin wrote his book West: A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss, on at least one dishonest premise — that is, his relationship with our sister Jac (Jacquetta). He claimed, falsely as we can prove, that she was his ‘lover, wife and friend of forty years’, and we in our posts ‘Jacssisters’ are explaining how things really were. Please do read it if you wish to discover the truth about Jim Perrin’s relationship with our sister.
He (we believe disingenuously) wrote this account as one part of his ‘triad of tragedy’ as he put it, referring to the death of his son, the death of our sister, and his diagnosis of terminal illness. However, it has now come to light, and we have learned, that another part of his ‘triad’ is in doubt. We are relieved to hear that Jim Perrin has had to admit that he is NOT as he told his readers and interviewers, dying of terminal lung cancer.
Nevertheless, yet another fulsome review of his book West has been posted, this time by ‘Marc’. We suspect that this is a plant by Jim Perrin (NB. see the other two reviews by ‘Marc’, one sycophantic to a degree, and one slating an exceptionally good travel writer) and we will add the name to those we believe Jim Perrin has used as aliases; either to muddy the waters of our own account (ref. ‘A Question of Identity’ on Jacssisters site), or, and we believe that it is not impossible that he does this frequently, to puff his own work. We cannot recommend this book for your Christmas list. It is not in our opinion an honest book, and be warned, it is full of gratuitously salacious material and is in parts, we believe, thoroughly nasty.