“She loved it up here: I come up every day to talk to her; when I die I am going to be buried here too.”
In 1985 June Goodfield visited Nevis for the first time. One morning, shortly after sunrise, she walked up Saddle Hill where she met a gentle dignified Nevisian who showed her a tomb on his land bearing only the name of Philippa Prentis Phillips and her date of death, 11th August 1683. His words started June on a fascinating quest to discover more and find out why he held such deep feelings for a woman whose descendants might well have owned his ancestors as slaves? Philippa had to be one of the first women ever to go to Nevis. But who was she? Where was she born? And why did she come? After several years of painstaking research, June revealed Philippa's romantic story and in her latest historical mystery, 'Rivers of Time', answered these questions.
A documentary about Philippa is scheduled to commence filming on Nevis in November 2015. The treatment and scripts have been completed and accepted by our producers. A Kickstarter project is looking to raise £35,000 for final filming costs and travel. There will be a three-week shoot on Nevis, a one-week shoot in the UK and then post production. The resultant documentary film will be released in Spring 2016. More about the film