A. H. Reynolds
British Community and Family History
Contributed by Joan Croft de Moura, owner of the original manuscript, and edited by Ida Kingsbury; with acknowledgments also to Mrs. W.M. F. Stilwell, a friend and relative of many of the people mentioned below.
In 1885 a group of young people spent the summer in Sintra and left a diary written between them which has come down to the Croft de Moura family through Cicely Custance (born Nevill), one of the chief characters in the following pages. She had no children so her book was given to her great-niece Joan who kindly suggested that the manuscript might be edited to give a picture of social life in Sintra in what was the high Victorian noon of the last century.
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