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Letters from Mongolia

by (author) Reginald Hibbert & Ann Hibbert

I.B. Tauris
Initial publish date
Mar 2005
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The ways of the Foreign Office are mysterious: "the FO is sometimes like the army: if you belong to a minority faith you can be dismissed from church parade and sent on an obscure fatigue". Reginald Hibbert had read Russian at Oxford and it was thus he found himself resident Chargé d'Affaires at Ulan Bator in the Mongolian Peoples' Republic from 1964 to 1967. The Hibberts travelled to Mongolia to become the first Westerners resident there at the height of the Cold War among a diplomatic corps consisting entirely of representatives from eastern Europe and Asia. Letters from Mongolia is a vivid chronicle of the authors' experiences and an invaluable insight into the country in which they served.

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Reginald and Ann Hibbert served throughout the world in postings from Guatemala and Turkey to Belgium. Reginald Hibbert became a Knight Grand Cross in 1982.