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

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.

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Out of Such Darkness

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.

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