A hug is one of the most basic ways two (or more) human beings touch. There is power in a hug. A hug can break down barriers that sometimes words cannot do. At times, it can speak more than any words can say. We bond with a hug. We find comfort with a hug. We greet and separate from each other with a hug. We establish human contact and interaction with a hug. The beauty of a hug is in its simplicity. The gesture towards another human being, known or unknown, is easy. It costs nothing but is a simple act of caring and kindness. The Little Book of Hugs looks at all aspects of hugging, from stress-reducing health benefits to hugging etiquette, different hugs for different occasions, hugging quotes and anecdotes, and information about the hugging "community". This beautifully illustrated book has been created as a gift that is a joy to give as well as receive and will enrich the life of whoever reads it.
Lois Blyth is a writer of self-help and lifestyle books, several of which have been bestsellers. She has lived in the UK, Germany and Canada and believes wholeheartedly in the universal power of kindness. Her last book for CICO, The Little Book of Kindness was published in September 2012. The author is based in Dorset.