Nigel Austin 

author and occasional blogger

My Novels

The following volumes in the Robin Gibson series are available.  I hope you enjoy them.  I plan several more titles and am currently working on volume 3.

To see more information or to purchase at discounted prices, please follow the links on the right to the publishers,  Both titles are available as a book or an electronic download (epub format).

The books can also be purchased at Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles, etc.  Kindle versions are now available from Amazon.  See my page at or or other Amazon country sites.

from 'Some Kind Of Innocence'   

   “So, who else knows you well, Robin?” It was part tease but part
something else too.
   “Only my father but I try not to encourage that.” Robin smiled
broadly. He felt more relaxed than he had imagined in Justin’s
company, even though he had no idea what to expect next.
   “Ahh parents. They’re into everything, given the chance. I think it’s because they don’t really trust us with life; they believe we’re
not responsible enough to think and do things for ourselves.”
   “I think you’re right, Justin. That’s certainly my father. He really
gets to me, sometimes.”
   “You have to tell them enough to make them happy, dear, but not so much that they feel the need to worry or take any sort of control.”

Some Kind Of Happiness  (Robin Gibson volume 2)

first published 2016

Now twenty-four, the future looks promising for Robin Gibson, until doubts intrude and events challenge his certainties. Not yet the time when a gay lifestyle can be pursued with impunity, he faces a series of upheavals that rock his world.
Set in the mid ’70s, the second novel in Nigel Austin’s Robin Gibson series captures the promise and the disappointment of the decade, as reflected in the finely observed characters it portrays.

Some Kind Of Innocence  (Robin Gibson volume 1)  

first published 2016

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, it 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. 


to my website. Hopefully, these pages will reveal something of me as an author and a person, particularly my motivation to write and my choice of subject matter. Through the articles in my blog and from the Photos, etc page, perhaps you will gain some insight into what excites, offends and amuses me and what stirs me to express myself generally ....although, if I'm honest, that's still a journey of discovery for me!

For starters, I care about injustice, inequality, discrimination and how greed, ignorance and indifference are destroying the environment and people's lives. I hope that doesn't make me sound like a Miss World contender - I deliberately didn't mention world peace!

from 'Some Kind Of Innocence'