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Has ‘Snowdon’ author Jim Perrin NO shred of shame?

Never one to forgo an opportunity to repeat his ‘stories’ Jim Perrin would have been pleased to agree the text of the foreword to his recent book Snowdon, with its inclusion of the reference to West.  (We note his article in ‘Planet’ in which he mentions again his expertise with a labouring sheep:  ‘… as I’d done often in my shepherding days.’ *)

It is apparent that Jim Perrin has no shred of shame: he knows — as by now do thousands of others — that we, Jac’s sisters, have proved him to be an outright liar (and not just a purveyor of ‘the little white lie’) and that much of what he wrote so ‘movingly’ about Jac we have shown, irrefutably, to be untrue.

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The foreword was written by one who appears to believe in him implicitly, saying of him: ‘…his confessional and heart-rending ”West: A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss” — [is] as moving and profound an exploration of grief and the will to live as one is likely to find.’

Yes, over the years, Jim Perrin has practised his prose assiduously and is a talented word-smith. In particular he has learned how to tug at the heart-strings of his readers — and to convince them of his probity — although we have, throughout our posts, accurately described his behaviour and how he did behave to our own sister: and we do not forget the many other young and vulnerable women whose lives, as they have told us, have been blighted by his abuse. (We can also list some men among this number.) Continue reading

Does author Jim Perrin have a phantom PhD?

The title above is an alternative for the posting which this note follows, as Google have changed (on their site) the title as we wrote it — perhaps they have received a complaint? — missing out ours entirely; for the full details of Jim Perrin’s ‘PhD’, as far as we have so far discovered, please do read the information in the preceding post. However, the question remains: if Jim Perrin’s PhD is spurious a complaint would be understandable as the complainant would not wish more attention to be drawn to any possible deception: proof on the other hand, would settle the matter…

Jac’s sisters.

The question is: Does the ‘Guardian’ Country Diarist for Wales, Jim Perrin, have a phantom PhD?

In a note concerning Jim Perrin’s academic history we have read that he was ‘a graduate in English from Bangor University.’  This is true — he was awarded a 2:1 — and it further stated that he was ‘a PhD student’.  Although the implication was that he had remained at Bangor, it was not the truth — actually he left.

However, nowhere has been seen any further reference to Jim Perrin having finally obtained his doctorate. He has certainly implied that he did (on the back of one of his books is the information that he used material found in the course of his PhD research); and he has deliberately encouraged others to believe it — the Scottish author David Craig for one, whom we quoted in the ‘Banff blog’.

Jim Perrin, by first ‘implying’ — as we think he did — and later allowing his ‘implication’ to become embedded as ‘a fact’ (he was, after all, featured in 2006 as ‘Dr. Jim Perrin’ on the Banff site with a photograph and details of his location), has — in our opinion — clearly demonstrated with this example alone what we believe to be his deceit: his ‘modus operandi’. Continue reading