new books the pick of this month’s non-fiction
Nick Bilton Virgin Books, May 4
The Silk Road was an online marketplace on the Dark Web, where forged passports, drugs and guns were sold. Behind it all was Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts. True story about how a man built an illegal empire from his bedroom. Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi Trapeze, May 4
The authors talked to women in Syria and refugees about their favourite recipes, which include hot yogurt soup with turmeric and cherry meatballs. Profits go to a refugees charity. What Doesn’t Kill Us Scott Carney Scribe, May 11 Scott Carney spent his days in front of a screen until he decided to change his life. He speaks to athletes, trainers and scientists and argues that conditioning, high altitudes and freezing water could renew lost evolutionary capabilities.
Syria: Recipes From Home