Farley Snug's office life is interrupted when he discovers a decades-old invitation to his own birthday party in a pile of old '70s records. His curiosity gets the better of him and he embarks on a quest to discover the true purpose of The Time Travellers' Social Club, ensconced in mysterious Ferncombe manor deep in the English countryside. After meeting the club members, Farley is encouraged to set off on his first trip through time using the venerable Mildred, an old floral print sofa in the Great Hall. His travels take him through the 1920s and back into the Dark Ages before a new and sinister problem appears which gives an urgent purpose to the agenda of the club. Deeper and deeper he goes into the time-stream until he finds himself outside time itself. Only the guidance of the hermit Dorgas can deliver him to his ultimate destination...