Stanley John Weyman as an English novelist sometimes referred to as the "Prince of Romance". Beginning his professional literary career in middle age, Weyman had a lifetime of experience to share including the insights gained from his extensive travels.
"Laid up in Lavende" is a classic of romantic adventure fiction from the greatest of the swashbuckling romancers. This all-consuming novel combines romance, adventure, and political intrigue, plus lots of exhaustively researched historical detail. Brilliant writing taking place in England, at a time after a war when a golden era seemed to be upon the nation, money seemed to be available for everyone. Stanley John Weyman shows a good eхample of different social groups. This work of the author has a historical point of view.