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Going Bare!

John Harding

Copyright 2012 by John Harding

Smashwords Edition

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Copyright © John Harding 2012

John Harding has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998.

This piece of work is fiction and is released under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0), the full text of which can be obtained from the Creative Commons website. The work may be freely distributed unmodified and with these credits attached. The story may not be reproduced for commercial purposes, or for profit, without explicit permission from the author.

I offer my sincere thanks to Turbo, my proof-reader, and to all the members on the British Naturism forum who helped correct the considerable number of errors in the draft text. My special thanks go to Col, Emma, Davey, Nick, Pat, Duncan and Hantsnat.

Please note that this book is written in British English.

The front cover for this book is by Dirk De Keyser and was purchased through 123RF at

Chapter I: Introduction

There is nothing extraordinary about me or my family. My wife – known in this book as E – and I met at University when I was studying for my Computer Science degree. We are both thirty and have two children, a boy who is nearly eight and a girl who is four. We live in a small town in North West England, both working full-time, and have two cars and a mortgage: in essence, quite unspectacular. There are many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of families throughout the UK who are comparable to us.

This book details our first taste of naturism as a family, when in August 2012 we packed our suitcases and travelled to France to stay for four days at the naturist resort of La Jenny, not far from Bordeaux. Naturism is something I have always wanted to do – and I talk a bit about this in the book – and something that my wife was quite reluctant to do, at least initially. We both grew up in conservative households and while we had both shed some of our “programming” and are reasonably liberal in our views now, I was far keener to ditch my clothes and run around naked than my wife.

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