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The Hairy Hand is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Hairy Hand by Robin Bennett

Target Age: MG (8-12 years)

Genre: Children’s Gothic / Adventure

Blog Tour Dates 19th - 26th January 2019

Publication Date: 19th January 2019

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page count: 272

Formats Available - Kindle copies (International) and UK Paperbacks

Type of Post Available - Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

When Septimus inherits a magical, treasure-finding Hairy Hand from his uncle, life suddenly becomes a lot more exciting - and dangerous! A gruesomely funny tale to horrify and haunt you. Continue at your own risk!


Will Sept open the box? Can he solve the mystery of who he is? Is he brave enough to face what he discovers?


Welcome to the spine-chilling story of Septimus, who feels he has never belonged. For starters, he doesn’t have a normal name, like Garp, Darg or Blaarg – good, honest names that sound like you have swallowed something pointy or sneezed into custard. Then there are his parents, Mr & Mrs Plog, who will steal anything not nailed down and wouldn’t care if he fell down a well or got eaten by Wargs. That is, until he inherits something strange and scary from his uncle. A Box. Not just any ‘manky old box’ (Mr Plog). Nor is it filled with precious ‘jewelsies’ (Mrs Plog). No, this box contains something far more dark and mysterious, far more hideous and horrific. . . a living, moving. . .HAIRY HAND!


Tremble as the macabre Hairy Hand leads the Plogs to buried treasure and riches beyond their (admittedly limited) imagining! Shudder as the magical Hairy Hand attempts to show Septimus his true destiny! Watch (through your fingers) as Septimus’s fortunes rise and fall, and he attempts to answer everyone’s favourite question: Who am I?

About Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett is an author and entrepreneur who has written several books for children, adults, and everything in between. Listed in the Who’s Who of British Business Excellence at 29, his 2016 documentary "Fantastic Britain", about the British obsession with fantasy and folklore, won best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, and his first book for young adults, Picus the Thief, won the Writer's News Indie Published Book of the Year Award in 2012.

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