Robert Ronsson lives in the Severn Valley with his wife Valerie. Robert retired early from a career in financial services to start writing full-time. His first novel, No Mean Affair, was published in 2012. Robert is a film enthusiast and he and Valerie help run their town’s community cinema. His second and third novels have both been inspired by classic movies.
Once Upon a Time in Chinatown is the second novel by Robert Ronsson to be inspired by film. It starts with the narrator embarking on a search for the father he never knew. This leads to a ruined stately home in Malaysia and the Chinese family that owns it. The ‘castle’ and its romantic story become the focus of the novel and its fate impels the narrative.
Cameron Mortimer follows fellow-writer Christopher Isherwood to 1930s Berlin. In a separate narrative, Jay Halprin, an Englishman working in Manhattan, survives 9/11. When Jay’s second-chance life collides with the repercussions of Cameron’s travels, the outcome, though always inevitable, is both surprising and shocking.