(NB: He has recently reinvented himself as ‘Tim Bartley’ and changed ALL his original ‘Llywarch’ reviews to this name… so very slippery! )
There was a review by ‘Llywarch’ on Amazon, 25/03/2013, of a biography of HW Tilman written by JRL Anderson: High Mountains and Cold Seas, and, ‘Llywarch’ remarked, ‘There will surely be more [biographies] and better to come.’ (Do note: ‘better’.)
The book reviewed was published decades ago, in December 1980 although interestingly Jim Perrin’s own book, Shipton and Tilman had been published only eighteen days before ‘Llywarch’ (JP?) posted this review, on 07/03/2013. This was in time for the 60th anniversary of the Everest ascent and it may be assumed the author had equally high hopes of the prestigious Boardman Tasker award*. Was the posting of ‘Llywarch’s (now Tim Bartley’s) review rather more than a coincidence? Continue reading
It has been brought to our attention that Jim Perrin is trying out a new alias (albeit back-dating it to 30/03/13) and has posted on Amazon a reworded replacement, and again 5*, review of his own book ‘Shipton and Tilman’. His earlier review was in the name of ‘Llywarch’, yrhenwr, Portland, Oregon.’ — a pseudonym he has frequently used and which we have written about in several of our posts. His latest version is in the name ‘Tim Bartley, yrhenwr, Portland, Oregon’. It is all becoming really rather ridiculous…
NB. The opening sentence of Tim Bartley’s (JP’s?) review is surely another ‘giveaway’? Actually the review was (originally) the first to be posted on Amazon and obviously there were then no other reviews, or comments, to merit that tone. It seems Jim Perrin has a crystal ball…
We have just received a message via our secure contact form, and whilst we must emphasize its absolute security, and would not usually refer to the content of any message received (unless it were intended that we should), this one intrigued us.
Apparently it was sent by one of our former and more vituperative online critics, ‘Liz’ and they apologized for the tenor of their earlier criticisms of us on various public sites; most interestingly, they declared that they also now recognized Jim Perrin as the individual we have been describing throughout.
It is a measure of the multiple and disordered online personalities that we believe Jim Perrin has created, and which we have detailed in our posts, that we feel unable to take this contact entirely at face value or to respond via the email address provided in it. Continue reading