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Janice Pearce is a character in Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books.

Janice Pearce is Dirk Gently's secretary in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.


Early life[]

Janice Pearce is the daughter of Jim Pearce.

She worked as Dirk Gently's secretary in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.


After the Agency[]

Janice finally left the Detective Agency. A week later, she married an airline cabin steward called Smith, changing her name to Janice Smith. She worked as an airline check-in girl at Heathrow Airport.[1]

Janice worked at the Heathrow Airport Terminal Two when Thor and Kate Schechter attempted to travel to Oslo, Norway. She processed both, with Thor providindg some difficulty, and got stuck again by Thor's lack of a passport. As he got angry, a large explosion happened and destroyed the terminal. During this, Janice was magically turned into a Coca-Cola vending machine‎.[1]

After the incident, the vending machine stood in Thor's hospital room. Thor later took it to Kate Schechter's home, where it stood in the building's ground floor hallway.

In the end, Thor returned Janice back to her human form when he fixed his magical mishaps.

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