27 September 1887
Cynthia Charteris, later LCA, was born ("Heigh Presto as the clock struck four," as her mother
wrote in her diary) at Clouds
, near East Knoyle
, a family estate.
By April 1915
Some months into the Great War, LCA agreed with Duff Cooper that they would both keep diaries: he bought her a leather-bound, gilt-edged, lockable volume bearing her initials to contain her diary entries.
By 9 May 1968
LCA's personal Diaries 1915-1918
, kept during the First World War, which had remained unpublished during her lifetime, appeared posthumously in print with a foreword by the novelist L. P. Hartley
LCA's posthumous biographical study entitled Thomas Hardy at Max Gate
was her final work to see print.