Surprisingly, this individual takes Kari Ward strictly to task, and decries the book that launched a thousand allegations against Jimmy Savile, at a ruinous cost to tax and fee payers, from the perspective of someone who possibly was there, and is taking strong issue with its truthfulness, i.e.:
"Sorry all of you, but I was at Duncroft with Keri, I. Do know who is/was who and also I feel that this is not a true reflection of the place. THERE WERE NO BARS ON THE WINDOWS. Girls did have Freedom, the member of staff she names as Miss Theobald, was not only married and a Mrs, but she was a trainee (as I understood it). Anyone would think that Bridey, (real name Bridget) Keenan was the deputy head, she was not. Girls had to buy cigarettes and in one place she mentions sleeping in a 3 bed dorm. it then changes it to a 4 bed dormitory. There was no green paint up the side stairs and the only room with green bed covers had matching rugs and had 5 beds. The corridors were most certainly not as described and I could go on to name all education staff, aswell as a lot more. It was possible to take Arithmetic, History and even Biology O'levels. If all these facts are wrong, I wonder what is correct.
This book is a good STORY, it is NOT AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY or Biographical. I would accept much of it with extreme caution as the in accuracy of much of it, leaves a lot to be desired and it has upset many ex-pupils by her descriptions.
There is a contempory photograph Keri at Duncroft, given to the Daily Mail by Margaret Jones (headmistress), it can be found on Google images, I am in this picture taken outside the education block and it was taken in 1974. Keri is the one in the long dress, chewing her fingernails. It is rare that I write anything on a public forum, but this STORY is a farce.
I do not deny that it is "fairly"
well written but full of others memories and stories. Perhaps this
should be remembered by those reading it as I am upset that the only
photograph she 'claims' to have, actually was taken by another girl on a
Polaroid camera and has 5 of us in it.
I do not wish to detract from her colourful STORY, however it is just that, a STORY."
I hasten to say I am NOT in this photograph, [and I was long gone from Duncroft by that time.] Photo in question above. The real author of the review apparently is in the photograph, but forgets to identify herself. I'm sorry in a way that she is so intimidated that she cannot say who she is, but if you want to hide behind me and use my name, please ask ahead of time - have your solicitor contact me. However, on this review we can agree, and it's well past time that certain people started to own up about their part in this.
In the face of the recent complaint for defamation filed by comedian Freddie Starr against Kari Ward, after being accused by Ward in her book of inappropriate behavior at the BBC waaaay back when, I believe the wheels are coming off the gravy train at last.
I have contacted Amazon.uk, and they will research this. When they discover the name of this impostor, who has been hard at work for the last year on various websites, including Friends Reunited, and Careleavers Reunited, under subpoena they will turn this information over to any solicitor involved in litigation relative to Duncroft.
And, another caveat, and on a personal note, if this identity theft and pattern of behavior continues, I won't hesitate to contact a solicitor in London to bring suit against the person who is choosing to impersonate me. Amazon will have that information available. The legal community knows you have "go away"money at least in the pipeline from the boneheaded BBC. I'll be happy to unleash the hounds.
Be governed accordingly. Have a nice day.