Marlowe and Mary Anne, a.k.a Nicholas and Mariane Skeres, step out of Milliways into a muddy village street. Behind them is a tavern, and the swinging sign might be wordless, but it still makes it very clear what the tavern is called.
Marlowe has spent a lot of time at the Hanged Man, and so he just continues as if he'd been in there all along.
It's late afternoon, and warm, and Marlowe swears softly.
Last time he'd been in his world, it'd had been dark and late October.