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Fenchurch in the Rickmansworth café

Fenchurch is Arthur Dent's human soul-mate.[1] She was named after the Fenchurch Street railway station where she was conceived in the ticket queue.[2]


"She was tallish with dark hair which fell in waves around a pale and serious face. Standing still, alone, she seemed almost somber, like a statue to some important but unpopular virtue in a formal garden. She seemed to be looking at something other than what she looked as if she was looking at."
Arthur Dent[src]

She plays the cello, has good taste in music and owns a pair of speakers that "would have impressed the guys who put up Stonehenge."


She was the girl "sitting on her own in a café in Rickmansworth.[3] When the Earth and everyone including Fenchurch had mysteriously reappeared, a romantic relationship blossoms between her and Arthur Dent.[1] He teaches her to fly, before a first aerial sexual encounter, and a second with Sony Walkmen.

She vanishes abruptly during a hyperspace jump on their first intergalactic holiday.[4] She worked as a waitress at Milliways since she vanished, and is reunited with Arthur Dent.[5]

The computer of the Tanngrisnir takes the form of Fenchurch in its programmed attempts to live out the sub-conscious desires of the ships occupiers. While in this form, the two talk and ponder together extensively, exacerbated by the effects of the ship's dark matter travel on people's emotions. Arthur encounters another form of Fenchurch during a travel in Hyperspace on to dematerialize, similar to his Fenchurch, across a plural zone in a different part of the universe. [6]


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 In the fourth book of the Hitchhiker "trilogy" So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  2. Adams revealed in an interview that it was really the ticket queues at Paddington Station that made him think of conceiving a character there, but chose Fenchurch as a name because of Paddington Bear
  3. She first appeared as the unnamed girl in the café on the first page of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  4. At the beginning of the fifth book. Douglas Adams later claimed that he wanted to get rid of the character as she was getting in the way of the story. Much of this is evident from the self-referential prose surrounding Arthur and Fenchurch's relationship.
  5. In Fit the Twenty Sixth.
  6. In the Eoin Colfer novel And Another Thing...

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