Ladders to Heaven
Mr B's review
Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
As we enter figgy pudding season, this niche but brilliant book explores the importance of fig trees. Alongside a fascinating look at their cultural influence, symbolism and history, we see how the now 700-odd varieties of this incredible plant have withstood more than 80 million years of planetary upheaval, how wasps help them bear fruit year round to sustain so many other species and how they could yet play a vital role in repairing forests and limiting climate change.