Approaching adulthood, the life before him is a blanker canvas than Robin Gibson realises. As his preconceptions fall, he discovers love and learns what it means to be gay in England at the end of the sixties, embracing a lifestyle at variance with all he has known
The first in a quadrilogy, ‘Some Kind Of Innocence’ evokes a time before digital technology and social media, when prejudice was common and certain liberties – like the freedom to love – couldn’t be taken for granted.
Nigel Austin’s descriptive prowess and superbly honed irony and wit are employed consummately in depicting human nature across the spectrum, from the disappointing to the truly inspirational. With finely judged detail, he weaves a panoply of emotions into the fabric of modest lives in search of love at the centre of his narrative, that will resonate with his audience.