Mrs. Mason ran the Portsmouth boarding house that Hornblower stayed at during his demobilization during the Peace of Amiens.

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Mrs. Mason as portrayed by Barbara Flynn.

She was a short, brusque woman, with a hard face. She lived in her boarding house on Highbury Street with her daughter, Maria, and maid Susie.

She was delighted when her daughter married a naval officer, and had an admiral turn up at her wedding. Although her son-in-law was dutiful towards her, he didn't like her overmuch.

Mrs. Mason was portrayed by Barbara Flynn in the Hornblower TV series.