Fennel Hudson is a lifestyle and countryside author known for his Fennel's Journal publication and Fennel's Priory website and broadcasts. He is a traditionalist who values old-fashioned things and champions a relaxing and peaceful rural life. Much of his writing centres on what he calls 'The Quiet Fields' - those quiet corners of the landscape where time moves slowly and nature exists undisturbed.
Fennel's books are brought to life by a mixture of thought-provoking and humorous incidents, Fennel's writing is deeply personal, self-effacing, and honest. As one reader commented, "Fennel is the only author who can make me laugh out loud and cry in the same sentence. His Journal had me constantly in tears, for all the right reasons".
Much of Fennel's writing centres on what he calls 'The Quiet Fields' - those quiet corners of the landscape where time moves slowly and nature exists undisturbed. His motto, and message in his writing, is 'Stop - Unplug - Escape - Enjoy.'
Praise for the writing of Fennel Hudson:
"Author, naturalist and countryman. His is a lifestyle to inspire the most bricked-up townie."
"It's Jack Hargreaves. It's Countryfile. It's quality Sunday newspaper stuff. It's 1948, all over again."
"Fennel's writing flows un-hurried; from the first sentence I was thinking, 'this lad can write!' It's informative and very refreshing."
"Such inspiring writing. His words 'Somewhere in the undergrowth of the impossible' had me staring out from the page in amazement. Fennel's writing is pure poetry."
"Deep in places, outright bonkers in others. A demonstration of the fine line between genius and madness."
"Brilliant writing. He made me laugh out loud in bed. My wife was asking questions!"
"Witty and emotive, his writing conveys passion for a slower and quieter pace of life."
"His writing inspires me with faith in the quiet life and that although I may be isolated, I am certainly not alone."
"Fennel has captured the essence of the countryside - that is, its almost human character. So brilliantly has he compared and contrasted it with the nature of we humans. His writing is not so much a 'balanced study', more a 'study of the balance' that exists between Nature and Man."