I read classics because they have stood the test of time.
"Parents will come in and say they want their kids to read classics," she said.
His mother had read classics at Oxford and didn't it show.
He is certainly one of the most popular: his series of books on global history are widely read classics.
His father encouraged him to read several Oriental Classics too.
The Nancy Drew books are hidden because her parents think she should be reading classics and things.
"Yes, but one cannot get a degree without reading literary classics in a critical and analytical way under the guidance of a specialist."
He thought he could achieve more there, so he read classics instead.
"I've read things, classics and so on," she said.
He went to an English "public" school, and then to Oxford where he read classics.