The character of Madame Horrox, wife of Reverend Horrox, does not feature in the novel. The closest character appears to be Mrs Evans. Mrs Evans has a very small part, consisting mainly of kitchen duties, saying grace at dinner, and caring for Widow Bryden. She is married with two sons, and apparently shares deafness, with her husband, Mr Evans. In the film, Madame Horrox is played by Susan Sarandon.