Stephen Joyce burned his aunt's letters. The manager of brand James Joyce is said to have expected "extortionate" prices for others to quote from his grandfather's masterpieces. A start of a narrative of Stephen's life, though, twinkles with the gifts of a literary genius. One of these has recently been published as a children's book. A letter from James Joyce to his grandson, dated August 10, 1936, describes that letter itself as being “a little cat filled with sweets.” “Alas! I cannot send you a Copenhagen cat because there are no cats in Copenhagen,” And a story begins. Here is the cover of the newly published book.
The pictures are new. The words are those of James Joyce. I am indebted for this information, and other things, to Maria Popova, and her website.