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Mary's original artwork's for many different Blyton adventures.<br />
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The real family behind Enid Blyton's iconic book covers has been revealed for the first time thanks to a hidden archive of sketches and family photos.<br />
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Mary Gernat, who created the paperback covers for about 100 children's books in the 1960s, would get her young sons to stop mid-play and pose for her while she quickly sketched ideas for books like The Famous Five, the Secret Series, St Clare's and Malory Towers.<br />
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Her son Roger How, 58, has now unveiled some of his mother's never-seen-before original sketches and finished book drafts which capture the classic images of childhood adventure he and his brothers helped create.