Charles Davis writes \"Hundreds of manuscripts and notes penned by
the novelist James Joyce have been bought by
the National Library in Dublin for £8m.
The rare collection, believed to be the largest
of its kind - includes unseen drafts of the
classic book Ulysses.
The collection - totalling more than 500 pieces
- was brought to Dublin from Paris by Ireland\'s
Arts Minister Sile de Valera.
Prime Minister Bertie Aherne was at Dublin
Airport to welcome the manuscripts to the
The documents were purchased from Alexis
Leon, the son of Joyce\'s former aide, the late
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