I have known Harvey for more than 30 years - yes, it shocked me when I did a quick calculation and realised how long it has been since we first met at university.
We shared a house for a while. Actually two different houses, first in east London, then 'south of the river' in Surrey Quays.
Harvey is a modest, generous genius. At university, one night he told four jokes backwards simultaneously - really, it was unbelievable.
After losing touch for too many years, I finally tracked him down a couple of years and visited him at his 'Domaine' in France. Great fun. A bientot my friend!