The Book of Science and Antiquities: A misconceived and disjointed footnote to a glorious career

Fiction: The Book of Science and Antiquities Thomas Keneally Sceptre, hardback, 352 pages, €25.99

Pretentious narrator: Thomas Keneally indulges himself with The Book of Science and the Antiquities

Thomas Keneally is a writer with nothing left to prove. The genial Australian (whose grandparents emigrated from north Cork) will always be most famous for Schindler's Ark, his 1982 Booker Prize-winning novel that was later filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List.