Four women create propaganda in WWII's darkest hour in this gripping fact-based debut novel.
Alicia Foster grew up in Yorkshire and lives in Kent. She has a PhD in Art History and when she's not writing herself, she teaches art students. Warpaint is her first novel.
In a plot full of twists, turns, double crossing and espionage,
this whip-smart thriller, loosely based on real events, has great
characters, authentic detail, poignancy and black comedy * Sunday
An engaging and speedy read . . . the story's bigger questions are mixed with well-considered human emotions and flashes of humour * Emerald Street *
Fascinating . . . weaving together real-life events and fiction, Warpaint is an intriguing examination of the demands made on personal and artistic lives by the extreme circumstances that exist in wartime conditions * Metro *
Set in 1942 and early 1943, when the fate of Britain was still in the balance, Warpaint is both a gripping thriller and a fascinating picture of four female artists attempting to work under extraordinary and often dangerous circumstances * Irish Times Weekend Review *