Douggie John is the author of '200'.
Born in Stone Park, on the border between South London and Kent, his early childhood panned out in a series of foster homes. He was expelled from secondary school without any qualifications, although he did learn how to play a drum kit.
He left his mother's home at sixteen, and moved into the back of a Ford Anglia van. His worldly possessions were a shopping bag full of tatty boxing magazines and a drum kit.
Douggie lives in Brixton. He is the Head Coach of an amateur boxing club and fronts the Phony Kings, the greatest band you've never heard.