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 →
It is one of the finer traits of human-kind to trust and to place confidence in those whom we love or admire; and mentors for example, ideally, should have the utmost integrity, their position of ‘power’ never exploited or abused. Cynicism is not naturally a predominant human characteristic and those of a trusting nature may readily, yet unwittingly, fall under the flattering ‘charming’ spell of a subtle and experienced practitioner; one whose flaws of character could lead to a betrayal of their trust.
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Jim Perrin, we know, has led people to trust him and to believe in him. But we wonder whether the fact that his writing is, in some quarters, well-regarded (although, by contrast, the phrase: ‘he’s a purple-prose merchant of a high order’ has been used… ) should override the many grave failings in the character of the man? — character failings which for years (and decades) have been by some only too well known but which are, at last, now coming to light. Continue reading →
We undertook the unravelling of some of Jim Perrin’s financial affairs with the primary objective of showing how untruthful he was about them — not only to our sister during her short time with him (and, what he wrote about them after she died) — but also to many other women.
Throughout his book West he has written of her with a marked and peculiarly inventive dishonesty: and he also wrote, at the time of her death, that she was the cause of his poverty. If this were true it would, nonetheless, have been churlish, lacking in gallantry and disrespectful to one he had purported to love: it was not only unkind to write of Jac as he did but it was, of course, entirely untrue. How ignoble must be the mind of a man who wrote in that way.
Jim Perrin is not one of Nature’s Gentlemen and in our opinion he lacks not only integrity but generosity of spirit, and is capable merely of the pretence of empathy. We have said of him in a previous post that ‘we believe he is a hollow man’ — and possibly one with sociopathic tendencies. Continue reading →