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Download the best of Paper Monitor 2009

Every weekday the Magazine celebrates the riches of the daily press - read the best of 2009's Paper Monitor entries here.

Just when it feels like all the gifts have been distributed, the wrapping paper scrunched into recycling bags and the dead weight of thank-you cards looms on the New Year horizon, the Magazine has one more present to, er, present.

BEST OF PAPER MONITOR 2009
Best of Paper Monitor 2009

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Towards the end of each year, the Magazine rewards its loyal readers with a collection of highlights from the past 12 months to download, print and pore over at a more leisurely pace than the office tempo would normally allow.

This time it's the turn of Paper Monitor, the Magazine's daily review of the national press, to benefit from the annual, if you will, PDF-rospective.

A self-styled "celebration of the riches of the daily press", Paper Monitor thrives on the rich character, wit, diversity and, occasionally, more wayward turns of Britain's national press.

The year 2009 has been a bumper year for material.

Susan Boyle, MPs' expenses, UFO collisions, a human Google, the monokini, the fleeting return of Whizzer and Chips and an anonymous woman lying flat on her back who has come to embody all that is wrong with Britain today - these are just some of the stories featured in this collection.

In all, we've selected 52 of the best Paper Monitor entries from the past 12 months. Click on either of the links in the factbox above to download your copy.

Finally, thanks to reader Paula Lewis whose superb illustration for the front cover, caps it all.


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