Fe­male trailblazers and thought lead­ers are cel­e­brated this sea­son in a raft of sass-laden new ti­tles

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200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World, edited by Ruth Hob­day, Ge­off Blackwell, Mar­i­anne Las­san­dro and Sharon Gel­man Em­i­nently In­sta­grammable, this book fea­tures women you might recog­nise – Mar­garet At­wood, Bobbi Brown – plus some you might not, but should. (Chron­i­cle, £35; out now) Of Women: In The 21st Cen­tury by Shami Chakrabarti Ac­cept­ing as her premise that gen­der in­jus­tice is the greatest hu­man rights abuse, Chakrabarti out­lines the prob­lems in school­ing, faith, work, the me­dia, and just about ev­ery other sphere, be­fore propos­ing rad­i­cal, in­spir­ing so­lu­tions. (Allen Lane, £20; out

26th October) A Glo­ri­ous Free­dom: Older Women Lead­ing Ex­tra­or­di­nary Lives by Lisa Cong­don This fab­u­lous book about women thriv­ing over 40 is a barn­storm­ing re­tort to those who cut older women out of the pic­ture. Pick it up for in­ter­views, pro­files and es­says with the likes of He­len Gur­ley Brown and Heather Arm­strong. (Chron­i­cle, £14.99; out

3rd October)

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