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Mike Herring

Fiction / Naturism

Mike started out in his working life as a graphic designer/photographer. In the 80's he had his own studio in Windsor, employing 27 people. As the client list grew, Mike had to develop his services to meet the demands of his clients. At this period, requests were being made to produce documentary videos for industry. By chance he had a request to make a documentary film to help promote the best in naturism.
Mike, his wife and family, had already been involved in this lifestyle, as his studio had been running a film service for an international naturist magazine. Mike had already ventured away to the continent to carry out photography for the magazines and tour operators. Many a deal had taken place allowing him to take the family along with him. So when asked to make this promotional film, it was a natural challenge. Ten summers later, Mike had made 16 films to promote the lifestyle.
It was on one of these commissions in France that he had the pleasure of interviewing the naturist camp owner. His story was so interesting Mike just knew there was a story to be told. Such was the pressure of work, he had to wait until his retirement to pay justice to this story he had wanted to write. Now writing has become fuel for life for him. He also writes contemporary fiction using his pen name Michael Keene.


Gillies knows no other life, except the naturist lifestyle with his family. As he matures he becomes curious about the possibility of another way of life and ventures past the mountains to a nearby village
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This is the most beautiful love story I have ever read, written from the unusual perspective of a boy who was not only brought up as a naturist but has never worn clothes in his life. The story is intriguing, taking place somewhere at the border between France and Spain, although it doesn't make clear which country. The book keeps you in suspense as, with every chapter, you wonder what is going to happen next, whether things are going to turn out well and whether or not he is going to be accepted in society, particularly by the family of the girl with whom he falls in love. The story falls together naturally. I wish that there were more books like this.
~ P G Mackie

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