David Baboulene

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Dr. David Baboulene in 2006

David "Windy" Baboulene is a British academic and author of humorous books, illustrated children's books and academic works on on Story Theory. He has a Ph.D. in Story Theory from Brighton University in the UK.


Jumping Ships (2009)[edit]

Baboulene, David (2009). Jumping Ships (1st edition ed.). DreamEngine Media with Summersdale Publishers. pp. 320 pp.. ISBN 978-1-84024-591-2. 

  • There is a reason why you only see those adventurous types marching off into crocodile infested waters and uncharted jungles up the Congo. Marching into somewhere like Newcastle city centre on a Saturday night is too damn wild, that’s why. I became overwhelmed with a desire to go to Sunderland. And it’s not very often you hear someone say that.
  • The criminal clearly wasn't expecting to find me there. He looked back at me with an expression of sheer balaclava written all over his face.

The Story Book (2010)[edit]

Baboulene, David (2010). The Principles That Lie Beneath All Good Stories (1st edition ed.). DreamEngine Media Ltd. pp. 540 pp.. ISBN 978-1-84024-591-2. 

  • A writer who denies the need for structure in his work is like a squash player who claims his brilliance removes the need for a wall.
  • Stories are the architects of the human mind.
  • In the distinctly human sense of our existence, people are made of language.
  • The writer doesn’t push story into us, he withholds information in order that we draw his story out of ourselves.


  • On summer evenings, before bathtime, my dad used to pick me up by the ankles and swing me round and round! Then one arm and one leg! Like an aeroplane - Wheeeee! We trashed that bathroom.
  • Failure in any given subject is the first qualification towards becoming a teacher.

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