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About Sonik

Provider and retailer of fishing tackle and equipment. The company offers reels, rods, spools, nets, and accessories. It provides products in the fly, camp, coarse, sea, and lure fishing categories. In addition, the company sells clothing, boots, and luggage.

Headquarters Location

Riverside Business Park Coniston Court

Blyth, NE24 4RP,

United Kingdom

44 167 079 8910

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Sonik Patents

Sonik has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Ancient dishes
  • Fermented dairy products
  • Fermented drinks
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10/20/2006

5/3/2011

Audio libraries, Software synthesizers, Acoustics, Electronic musical instruments, Roland synthesizers

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Application Date

10/20/2006

Grant Date

5/3/2011

Title

Related Topics

Audio libraries, Software synthesizers, Acoustics, Electronic musical instruments, Roland synthesizers

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Grant

Latest Sonik News

Book review: Memories of a ’70s teen’s British life one of strange, twisty tales, enticing cultural analysis

Apr 15, 2022

Article content $20 | 313pp Queasy had me at its title. A queasy adolescence? Consider my curiosity piqued! The “England in the ’70s” part of the subtitle attracted me, too. I grew up with my father’s guffaws during reruns of On the Buses and The Benny Hill Show; at best, my knowledge of the era was patchy. The reading experience was wholly rewarding, from chapters “Criminals” to “Dead Ewes.” By turns funny, smart, distressing and trenchant, Queasy offers strange, twisty entertainment and enticing cultural analysis with Victoria-based Madeline Sonik (Afflictions & Departures) recalling her younger self — chain-smoking, bitter and heart-achingly naive — with a stylish mixture of tenderness and astonishment. Advertisement 3 Article content Sonik’s history lessons are nonpareil and her evocation of maturation is deeply, wryly funny and prickly with its startling intimate revelations and incisive commentary. Queasy opens with “There was a sawed-offed shotgun.” In 1974 American-born Sonik was 14 and living with her mother in a “cut-rate subdivision” (located in Windsor, Ont., where “furtive crimes had always flowered”). “(A)lienated from the common herd and perched longingly on its periphery,” she was enthralled by a pair of bad influences, including a teenage shoplifting marvel named Elizabeth. Leaving Ontario — which her mother despised for its “bloody cold” and “hellishly hot” weather and “bloody stupid” bilingual food packaging — Sonik believed the hype that England was the very best place to live on Earth. It wasn’t, of course. Advertisement 4 Article content Each of Sonik’s chapters offers a trove of meditations on then and now, on what the teenager didn’t know once but has since learned. The destination is a relative’s hotel in Ilfracombe, a decaying seaside resort town about four hours southwest of London. As Sonik’s uncle regaled his audience about his “playboy past” (“… one-night stands, two-night stands, dirty weekends, women he lived with, women he knocked up …”) Sonik listened intently to her mother’s disillusionment: “Her face is hard and she spits out invectives, creamy memories that have all turned to curd.” Sonik explored, navigating currency, customs and linguistic novelties. As a “high school dropout,” “solipsistic teenager,” “product of American social conditioning” and “completely apolitical immigrant,” she had much to learn. Advertisement 5 Article content Across about two dozen chapters (that end on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election), Sonik ponders national character and family history. A roving, magpie intelligence, the writer is also drawn to cultural attitudes toward milk … and to Benny Hill, Cockney rhymes about breasts, tea, dishwashing machines, teeth, “dead ewes” (Ted Hughes), women’s lib, corporal punishment, poison, alcoholism, sexual predation, Led Zeppelin, the Great War, class divides, cigarettes and taxation. Every digression fleshes out a portrait of ‘Me Decade’ England that’s as appealing as it is complex. After a short stint at a “jarringly unattractive” school, Sonik began working at the Molesworth Hotel, where she bluffed her way into a job as a waitress serving “grockles” (a local word for tourists). Their speech — “Ooo, ah’m so ’uuungry ah could eat a scabby ’orse between bed rags” — confounded her. Advertisement 6 Article content Addicted to cigarettes and airy dreams about her future life, Sonik plodded on, even after her restless mother returned to Canada. Soon: “I kneel before a toilet, shake in some blue, bleachy crystals and plunge a rag deep inside with a nicotine tarnished fist.” She cleaned rooms at the Candar Hotel; months later Sonik moved about 20 minutes away to work as a “resident domestic” at Kiltrasna House, a “shadowy, ancient, gothic” dormitory at an isolated girls school. Suffering from chronic bronchitis at this “house of secrets” (where she was expected to clean while upholding the school’s “godly moral tenor”), she went to war with Mrs. Power, a domineering warden with a “mouth as tight as a rat’s anus.” This voracious reader and “wannabe writer” ultimately experienced a “bardic initiation” when she attended a writers’ retreat. Advertisement 7

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  • Where is Sonik's headquarters?

    Sonik's headquarters is located at Riverside Business Park, Blyth.

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