The Comings and Goings of the Reverend Bertram Moorehouse

John Umfreville


Insightful historical novel based on the character of the Reverend Bertram Moorehouse.

  • New title
  • ISBN 9781781328378
  • Published Jan 2019
  • Paperback
    203 x 127mm (138 pages)


Returning from his missionary work in India, the Reverend Bertram Moorehouse settles his wife and two teenage daughters into a blossoming riverside town in England. He hopes they will become polished and more acceptable to the English gentlemen he hopes will be their husbands.

However, he is drawn into the schism between the Temperance supporters and the brewing masonic majority. After a public and private scandal Reverend Moorehouse finds himself posted to Australia alone, a minister to an ambivalent flock. He soon realises he would be better off with his family in England, but with the Boer war raging, can only get as far as Cape Town. Can he return home, and exact revenge for the wrong that sent him across the world?

Based on true life events, follow the comings and goings of the Reverend Bertram Moorehouse as he navigates the social terrain of the late Victorian era.

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