The year is 2005. Hurricane Katrina is devastating New Orleans, while in London, someone is devastating the life of 90 year old Georgina. She is being murdered. Her life doesn't exactly flash before her eyes. It's more a matter of what's been lurking at the edge of reason that comes to consciousness, and then the death which ends Georgina's life. That of course, is just the beginning of the story. A story that begins in 1914, and threads its way from Ceylon to Madras in India and England and Australia, moving through the gracious living of colonial times in the tropics to the soul destroying life in colder places. All played out against a background of the world history stage. Small Freedoms charts the epic saga of a crumbling family desperately clinging onto memories of their life in paradise.